Fire that destroyed home said to be suspicious

A fire that destroyed a central Kentucky home is now being called suspicious.

The fire broke out early Thursday morning on Highway 78 near Hustonville, in Lincoln County.

The home was still smoldering Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out around midnight.

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 were on scene investigating the property.

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.

Police say there have been a string of suspicious fires recently in Lincoln County, which are believed to be arsons.

Four of them have been in the Crab Orchard area, which is about 15 miles from the scene of this fire.

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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