Gas explosion in Kentucky leaves one dead, ignites homes.

A gas line explosion shortly after midnight on Thursday (August 1) in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.

The explosion in Moreland, a community about 40 miles (65 km) south of Lexington, was on a natural gas pipeline operated by Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc, the company said in a statement.

A woman who was killed in the explosion was found outside her home, Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said. Initial indications were that no one else was injured.

(Production: Mariana Sandoval)

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