Madison County house is 6th in series of burglaries, arsons

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A house north of Richmond has become the sixth home in Central Kentucky that state police think were recently burglarized and then set on fire.

Trooper Robert Purdy tells news outlets that a Madison County home received a “fair amount of fire damage” Monday morning before firefighters extinguished the flames.

Purdy says the fire appeared to be connected to the string of rural house fires that have occurred in five different counties in the area, beginning on April 29.

In each case, no one was home at the time of the burglaries, which have all occurred on weekdays.

Purdy says investigators have noticed undisclosed similarities in all six fires that have led them to conclude that they are related.

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information regarding the fires.


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