Three injured in explosion in Clay County

Published: Jan. 9, 2017 at 2:41 PM EST
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Emergency crews rushed three people to the hospital following an explosion in Clay County.

Burning Springs Fire Chief Shane Sturgill tells WKYT that an explosion blew up a home Monday overnight on Roy Cox Road. Crews don't know yet what caused the explosion.

An air ambulance took three victims from the home to UK Hospital. Chief Sturgill says the victims have first and second degree burns, in addition to broken bones.

Chief Sturgill says it took several hours to get the fire under control. He says their main concern was protecting neighboring homes.

Neighbors say two dogs in a cage outside of the home survived the blast, but another dog inside the home at the time died.

"I just heard a big explosion, like a boom, like a plan crashed or something. I just ran out of my door to see what was going on, and I seen the house," said Oakley Cox, who lives near the home.

Cox said neighbors helped get the three victims to safety.

"It's just a tragedy seeing that their house is like that," he said. "We just wanted to come together and help them out, keep them safe and try to get them help."