Rural homes outside Lexington being burglarized, set on fire

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say someone has been burglarizing rural homes outside of Lexington and then setting the structures on fire.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy tells WKYT-TV ( that investigators believe five recent fires that have damaged or destroyed homes in four different counties are related.

The most recent fire happened on Tuesday morning at a home that was burned down in Scott County.

Authorities are also investigating two fires in Jessamine County, one in Fayette County and one in Garrard County that have all occurred within less than a week.

Purdy says no one has been inside any of the homes.

State police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras who lives near one of those fires to see if they caught anything suspicious on video.


Information from: WKYT-TV,


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