Feb 25, 2013 6:03 AM
Firefighters call a fire that destroyed a vacant Clark County home Sunday night suspicious.
A neighbor reported a blast from a home off White Turley Road, north of Winchester, around 9 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed and flames had spread into the yard. Firefighters cut off a line to a propane tank, but could do little else but contain the fire. The house burned to the ground.
Clark County Fire Department Battalion Chief William Puckett said neighbors told firefighters they saw the owner nearby before the explosion.
"The property owner had left about 45 minutes prior to this, and he had been up here doing some stuff. He advised that he might have been burning a brush pile or something. It's still under investigation at this time," he said.
A fire investigator is expected to comb through the scene Monday.