Human remains discovered in home destroyed by possible explosion

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say human remains were found in the debris of a house destroyed by a suspected explosion in Letcher County Sunday night.

State Police say witnesses reported hearing an explosion before the home on Millstone Road in Neon caught fire.

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When emergency crews arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames and had collapsed to the ground.

After the fire was extinguished, investigators found what they say appeared to be human remains.

The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Officer in Frankfort for an autopsy and possible identification.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.