3 Young Brothers, Cousin Die in Kentucky House Fire

Authorities in Kentucky say three young brothers and their teenage cousin have died in a house fire in the eastern part of the state.

Montgomery County Coroner Wally Johnson says the boys were 3, 5 and 7 years old. Their cousin also died in the fire Wednesday. She was 17.

Johnson says the four appear to have died from smoke inhalation. He has not released their identities.

Kentucky Fire Marshal spokesman Jim Carroll says investigators are looking into what caused the fire in Mount Sterling, which is about 40 miles east of Lexington.