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Fire that destroyed home considered suspicious

The investigation into a fire at a central Kentucky home continues.

Firefighters in Berea were called to a home on White Station Road around 2 Wednesday morning.

Someone driving by the home spotted the fire, and called 911.

However, firefighters say by the time they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. They say it was too late to save the home.

No one was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters say the homeowners were on vacation in Tennessee at the time.

Crews got the fire under control, and left.

However, they were called back to the home around 6:30 a.m., after strong winds ignited the flames again.

Firefighters say that time, they found some items that led them to call police to the scene.

Berea Police say they found a crowbar, a gun, and a jewelry box near the back of the home.

They are now investigating this case as a possible burglary and arson.

When the homeowners returned they tell 27 NEWSFIRST that they were gone for their first vacation in three years.

They say all they have left now is what is left in their suitcases.

Now the couple is wondering if someone burglarized their home, then burned it down.

Berea fire chief says the state police arson unit has been called in to help with the investigation.


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