Man charged with manslaughter in deadly apartment fire

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) – A 55-year-old man has been charged in connection to fire at a Winchester apartment building Friday that killed three and injured at least five.

WLEX-TV reports Jackie Hisle Jr. was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter. Hisle’s 36-year-old son, Donald Hisle, was among the three killed in the massive blaze.

Clark County Detention Center records indicate Hisle was booked by the Winchester Police Department and is being held on a $1 million bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Monday. A spokesman for the Winchester Police Department could not be immediately reached for details on Hisle’s alleged connection to the fire.

The fire erupted around 1 a.m. Friday in the two-story building with 10 units. Some residents on the upper floor had to leap from windows to escape.