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Louisville Fire investigates explosion at vacant home

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion at a vacant house on Hendon Road.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fire officials are investigating a possible home explosion in the Bon Air neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion at a vacant house on the 3000 block of Hendon Road at about 4 p.m. When crews arrived, the roof was engulfed.

Louisville Fire Major Bobby Cooper said the south wall of the building collapsed moments after crews arrives. It took 23 minutes and 28 firefighters to control the fire. The house sustained extensive damage and a neighboring structure sustained minor damage.

The house was in the final stages of renovation and was not occupied. LG&E and Louisville Fire are looking into what caused the fire.

WHAS11 will update this story with more information when it is received.

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