Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
At approximately 12:55 a.m. on March 31, 2021, State Police responded to a house fire on State Route 30 in the town of Mayfield. Arriving patrols found the home fully engulfed in flames. Troopers attempted to make contact with any possible inhabitants but received no response.
Mayfield Fire Department responded to the scene and worked to extinguish the fire. During the following investigation the homeowner, 91-year-old Earl L. Hare of Mayfield, was located deceased inside the residence.
An autopsy has been scheduled. State Police in conjunction with State Fire Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.