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Two dead in Wolfe County house explosion, fire

KSP says they don’t believe there is any danger to the surrounding area, so no evacuations have been ordered.
KSP says they don’t believe there is any danger to the surrounding area, so no evacuations have been ordered.(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 23, 2019 at 8:30 PM EST
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Kentucky State Police have confirmed two deaths in a house fire in Wolfe County that happened Saturday afternoon.

Investigators say six people were inside the home when an explosion occurred, starting a fire. Four people escaped, but troopers say some had burn injuries. Officials do not know the current condition of the people who survived the fire.

Two bodies were removed from the site of the fire on Sunday morning. They were found in the basement of the house, but officials say they do not know if this is where they were the explosion occurred.

Troopers have not identified the deceased, but say the four who escaped were all family members.

Officials continue to investigate to determine what led to the explosion.

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Original Story Posted: Sat 8:30 PM, Nov 23, 2019:

Troopers are investigating an explosion that caused a house fire in Wolfe County.

It happened Saturday afternoon at a home off Highway 15 south of Campton.

Police have not confirmed whether anyone was injured in the explosion or fire. The Wolfe County Coroner told WKYT that he was on standby.

It is unclear what caused the explosion, but investigators say the gas company has been called out to investigate.

Police say they have not issued any evacuation orders, because they have no reason to believe anyone else is in danger.

No other details are available at this time. State Police say they will not have any more information to provide until they can get in the house to investigate - which will have to wait until the house cools down. Troopers are setting up a perimeter around the house so they can process the scene when it cools down.

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