Body found in remains of Georgetown home explosion

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ- A woman has died after an explosion at her Georgetown home.

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused it.

Part of the home’s garage got blown off the house, all the way across the street into the yard. Some neighbors say they heard it happen.

Wendy Hartman and her granddaughter, Leah, went out for a walk Wednesday morning to see what they heard before their alarms went off.

The Georgetown Fire Department says before 2:30 a.m. a home on Seminole Trail at Pochahontas Trail exploded twice then burned in a huge fire.

The coroner hasn’t yet identified the middle aged woman found dead inside.

“The boom just shook the house a lot,” Hartman said.

“It was so intense that as soon as I got out, I mean you couldn’t even stand on the sidewalk and the flames were so hot you had to shield your face,” Roger Bobadilla said.

Some former neighbors even drove in to see if what they had heard was true.

“I was shocked. I mean he told me there was a couple walls standing. I wasn’t prepared to see what I saw,” Teresa Bell said. “She’s had a lot of trouble and was a lonely lady.”

“It is hard. It’s a life that’s gone, a life that probably would’ve been different if more people had been involved in her life,” Bell said.

The Bobadillas say the woman did have a dog, Keenan, who survived. The family took him in after the explosion and says a family friend, the owner of a pet grooming store, has decided to adopt him.

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