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Police: Fire set on purpose that caused deadly Kentucky house explosion

Published: Jun. 7, 2018 at 1:56 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2018 at 7:16 PM EDT
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Thursday, police confirmed a fire was set intentionally inside the home, leading to two...
Thursday, police confirmed a fire was set intentionally inside the home, leading to two explosions. (Source: WLEX)

GEORGETOWN, KY (WAVE) - In the middle of the night, an explosion woke up everyone in a small Kentucky neighborhood.

Around 2:30 a.m Wednesday, a home on Seminole Trail in Georgetown was destroyed, according to a report from WLEX.

Susan Brady, 61, was found dead inside the home.

Thursday, police confirmed a fire was set intentionally inside the home, leading to two explosions.

Neighbors who were startled out of bed said the explosion was loud, and the heat of the flames could be felt from several hundred feet away.

"I came out here and the whole house was completely engulfed -- not just one side, the entire house was engulfed," neighbor Roger Bobadilla said. "It was so hot, just standing on my side of the street, my face was getting burned."

Firefighters were on scene in minutes, but it was clear the home was a total loss. Two nearby homes sustained minor damage.

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The homeowner's dog was found alive by neighbors down the road.

"People from two blocks away were congregating -- they could hear it two blocks away," Bobadilla said. "Nothing like this has happened before. It was like a landmine went off!"

The Scott County Clerk told WLEX there are several liens on the home, the last placed in March of last year.

Investigators believe the fire was set inside the house, and they do not suspect foul play at this time.

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