UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (11/4/19) — Authorities have identified a woman found deceased in a Henderson apartment late Saturday night.

The body of Nancy Powell was sent for autopsy this morning. Results showed the cause of death was inconclusive, according to Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer.

Authorties are awaiting a toxicology report. It is believed carbon monoxide poisoning was a contributing factor in Powell’s death. Two children at the Elm Street residence were taken to the hospital for treatment, previous reports indicated.

The Elmwood Apartments building consisting of eight units is still under evacuation order today. An engineering firm contracted through the property owner’s insurance is scheduled to visit the site Tuesday to further investigate the situation.

Authorities indicated the engineering firm is scheduled to meet with Henderson Gas and Fire departments as well as the coroner’s office in the morning.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter


UPDATE: HENDERSON, Ky. (11/3/19) — One woman was found dead and two children in serious condition after fire crews responded to a Henderson apartment building Saturday night.

Henderson Fire Department Chief Scott Foreman reported today that emergency crews went to 1818 N. Elm St. for a medical emergency shortly after 10 p.m. HFD found an adult female unresponsive at the Elmwood Apartment residence, and two children in serious condition. The adult female was declared deceased at the scene. The children were taken to Methodist Health for apparent symptoms consistent with carbon-monoxide poisoning.

"Firefighters tested the air in the home and found elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Its source was not immediately clear," Foreman said.

The name of the deceased and two children have not yet been released.

HFD asks residents to test their carbon monoxide detectors and replace them if needed.

"Carbon monoxide poisoning deaths tend to increase in the winter, but can happen year around," the chief said. "Carbon monoxide, or CO, has no odor, color or taste. CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, chest pain, vomiting, confusion and eventually unconsciousness."

Henderson Police Department, Henderson Ambulance Service, Henderson County Coroner's Office, Henderson County EMA, Henderson Gas Department assisted. The Red Cross provided shelter for residents overnight.

Nick Risley

SurfKY News Reporter


HENDERSON, Ky. (11/2/19) — Henderson Fire Department crews are still on the scene at an apartment building off Elm Street this evening.

There are unconfirmed reports of a fatality and possible injuries.

It is believed there were high levels of carbon dioxide in the building, which displaced several families from their homes late tonight.

The local Red Cross was called to the scene to aid the families. Kentucky Fire Marshals Office along with Henderson County Emergency Management Agency and Henderson County Coroner's Office also were called to the location tonight.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter
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