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Madison County fire destroys home; owner missing

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MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - An early morning fire left a family home destroyed and the homeowner missing.

The Madison County fire started Thursday morning around 1. Fire officials said they believe the homeowner, Walt Liebengood, was inside the home when it caught fire. His two cars were parked on the property, but he has not been seen or heard from since the blaze broke out.

The fire was so intense it took investigators 12 hours to even get inside the home. "We knew that is being all wood everything is flammable and those logs are 6-10 inches thick so we knew they'd burn for a long time," said Dorine Liebengood, Walt's ex-wife.

The cabin reportedly was built with 2000-year-old wood and Liebengood was hoping to pass it down to his children.

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