One killed, two injured in house explosion

An investigation is underway after a deadly explosion at a house in Powell County.

It happened around 11 Thursday morning at a home on Paint Creek Road, near Stanton.

Investigators say one person was killed in the explosion.

Two others were injured and airlifted to UK Hospital to be treated. They are now listed in critical condition.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Fire departments from five counties responded to the scene. Firefighters spent hours putting out the fire that broke out during the explosion.

The explosion could be heard for miles away.

"I was in my house all I heard was a boom and I woke up, and I was like what in the world because I thought it was the gas plant," Bridgette Barnett, who lives nearby, said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but neighbors think a propane tank likely played a role.

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