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UPDATED: Shelby County Fire Department, KSP investigating fire as possible arson

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By The Staff

Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, James M. Knott, 47 was one of the people who died in the fire. He was found inside a vehicle behind the residence with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The other victim was discovered inside the home and is believed to be Georgina L. Knott, 44.

No more information is available at this time.