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Central Kentucky store destroyed by fire, state police want to know who set it

The Rose Hill Food Basket was destroyed by arson early Tuesday, state police said.
The Rose Hill Food Basket was destroyed by arson early Tuesday, state police said. Kentucky State Police

A Mercer County store was destroyed by arson Tuesday, state police said.

The fire was reported just after 3 a.m. at Rose Hill Food Basket on Ky. 152 just west of Harrodsburg, and when firefighters arrived, the building was “fully engulfed” in flames, according to Kentucky State Police.

This is the second time the store has caught fire in the past three weeks.

The state police Arson Task Force is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who set the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 859-623-2404.

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