1 dead in Rockcastle explosion, fire

MT. VERNON (AP) — One person is dead in a Rockcastle County fire in the community of Brodhead.

Fire crews were called to a home on Chestnut Grove Road around 11p.m. Friday night.

A neighbor told WKYT-TV that she heard an explosion.

The Rockcastle County coroner told the station the victim was 72-year-old Walter Wagers.

Arson investigators were on the scene well into Saturday morning to try to determine the cause of the fire.