KSP: Fire at Mercer County grocery store intentionally set

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Courtesy: Kentucky State Police

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a fire that destroyed a grocery store in Harrodsburg appears to be arson.

The Rose Hill Food Basket on Highway 152 caught fire around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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The business was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene.

State Police say the initial investigation indicates someone set the building on fire.

Investigators say this is the second time a fire was reported at the store in the past three weeks.



Anyone with information is asked to call KSP Post 7 at (859) 623-2404 or the Arson Task Force at (800) 272-7766.

The Arson Task Force is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting the fire.