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Nov 7, 2012 8:38 AM

Man Sets Himself On Fire, House Burns In Mercer County

Authorities continue to investigate a bizarre series of events in Mercer County.

Officials with the Harrodsburg Fire Department say a man set himself on fire late Tuesday night. EMS found the man along Johnson Road, and the victim was airlifted to UK hospital. It remains unclear if the man set himself ablaze on purpose, or if it was an accident.

Officials did not release any information on the man's condition.

A short time later, firefighters responded to a home burning along Johnson Road. The blaze destroyed the house. Nobody was injured, but the fire displaced a family of five. The Red Cross was called in to provide assistance.

It remains unclear what, if any, connection exists between the two incidents.

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