Possible home explosion leaves two people in the hospital

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Just before 4:30 P.M. this afternoon the Lexington Fire Department responded to the 500 block of West Short Street for a possible structure fire.

According to Battalion Chief Jordan Saas, the initial reports were that it could’ve been caused by a possible gas explosion. Fire investigators are working with Columbia Gas to determine that.

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Saas says they got the fire under control quickly and several structures sustained damage.

He says at least two people were transported to a local area hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

We’ll update you as soon as we learn more.