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House fire under investigation

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a devastating fire.

It started around midnight on Highway 78, near Hustonville, in Lincoln County.

For Paul Isaacs, seeing what's left of his home is difficult.

"My blood, sweat and tears went into that home," says Isaacs.

And to think someone may have have purposely set it ablaze doesn't help either.

"It's just gone," he says.

Several Crews from Lincoln County Fire battled the flames in the overnight hours but none of the home could be saved. By the time crews arrived, fire officials say the third and second floor were collapsing.

The some 3900 square foot home was under construction but expected to near completion in the fall. With no one occupying the house and no electricity as of yet, investigators say they can't help but to be suspicious.

Lincoln County officials have seen a string of suspicious fire that are thought to be arson, but whether these are connected, authorities say they will have to wait and see. State and county officials

Isaacs had recently dropped the insurance on the home, and with the downturn in the economy, he doesn't know that he will be able to replace what's been lost.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentucky Arson Task Force at 1-800-27-ARSON. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest.


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