A woman was killed in an explosion and fire that destroyed a Georgetown home Wednesday.
The explosion occurred about 2:25 a.m. on Seminole Trail at Pocahontas Trail, according to Fire Chief John Ward.
Firefighters arrived at the home at 2:30 a.m. and found it leveled and in flames, which they quickly extinguished, Ward said. Debris was littered across the street and throughout the home's driveway.
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Once firefighters got the majority of the flames extinguished, they sent people inside and found the dead victim, Ward said.
A dog was found alive down the road by neighbors, LEX 18 reported.
The name of the dead woman has not yet been confirmed, Scott County Coroner John Goble said Wednesday afternoon. Goble said officials think the woman who died had lived in the house, and he expects to be able to release her identity after an autopsy that is scheduled for Thursday morning in Frankfort.
Joseph D. Walter was listed as the owner of the 1,212-square-foot home, according to Scott County property records. Susan D. Brady also was listed as a secondary party in the ownership record. The three-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1985 and had a listed value of $124,000.
Ward said Kentucky State Police and the Georgetown and Scott County fire departments are investigating the explosion and fire. A cause was not immediately determined.