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Officials: Fire That Killed Dog, Destroyed Building Was Arson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -A fire that broke out at an apartment building and business in Lexington was intentionally set, according to fire officials.

On August 20, fire crews responded to 301 Newtown Pike for a structure fire.  Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story building consisting of a first floor business with multiple apartments on the second floor. At the time of the fire, two occupants were asleep inside their apartment and barely escaped the burning building.

A family pet was also killed.

Fire investigators conducted an investigation and determined the fire was intentionally set.

At this time, the Lexington Fire/Arson Investigation Bureau continues to investigate this case.

Anyone with information related to this ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Lexington Fire/Arson Investigation Bureau by calling (859) 231-5672 or email arsontips@lexingtonky.gov.

Photos or videos can be texted to (859) 421-0112.

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff

Melissa is the Executive Producer of Digital Content at LEX 18.
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