UPDATE, 9 a.m. THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WHAS/WTVQ) – Homemade fireworks may have caused an explosition Wednesday night that killed one person and injured five more in an Eleizabethtown neighborhood.
The explosion happened sometime around 11 p.m. Wednesday at a house in the 3500 block of New Glendale Road, according to WTVQ sister station WHAS 11.
According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, one person died and five people were injured, two of them with serious injuries. Two of the injured were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.
Investigators told WHAS a preliminary report suggested homemade fireworks may have caused the explosion.
According to WHAS11’s Rob Harris, who was at the scene Thursday morning, the house did not appear to suffer much structural damage on the outside although one window at the front of the house was visibly broken.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 6 a.m. THURSDAY, JULY 2
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ/WHAS) – Five people are injured in an overnight home explosion in Elizabethtown.
It happened in the 3500 block of New Glendale Road. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department says five people were injured.
One was airlifted for treatment.
Investigators aren’t sure what caused the explosion.