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Ky. Gas Explosion Injures Several People, Destroys Structures and Cars

(FOX NEWS) -- An apparent gas line explosion rocked a rural Kentucky county early Thursday morning, damaging at least three homes and causing several minor injuries.

WDRB reported that the explosion happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. near the town of Knifley, approximately 90 miles south of Louisville. The station also reported that part of the town had been evacuated.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory told the station that several people have been reported as suffering from minor injuries.

The explosion sparked a fire that has required the attention of fire departments from three counties, as well as the state's Department of Forestry, which was called after the blaze spread to a wooded area.

Reuters quoted a local police officer as saying that the explosion could be seen in the town of Columbia, 12 miles away. Adair County Emergency Management Director Greg Thomas told Reuters that three homes caught fire, with two of them completely destroyed. In addition, Thomas said that at least two barns and four cars had been set on fire.