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Arson suspected in Jessamine fire

NICHOLASVILLE — The fire that destroyed an apartment building is being investigated as a possible arson, the deputy fire chief said Tuesday.

Nicholasville Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Baker said investigators determined that there were "multiple points of origin where the fire started." He would not give any other details.

No one has been charged, but the Nicholasville Arson Task Force and Nicholasville police are investigating, Baker said.

The building at 306 Edgewood Drive was torn down by heavy equipment Tuesday, Baker said, "because it was very unsafe. It's literally a pile of rubble now."

No one was hurt in the early Saturday morning blaze. But the circumstances surrounding the fire have been questioned because the 12-unit building had been condemned, was vacant, had no electricity and was scheduled to be sold Friday at a master commissioner's sale.

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