SOMERSET, KY - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office reports that the deceased victim in this explosion has been Identified as Christopher J. Fineberg, age 43, who lived at that residence on Hidden Crest Drive in Somerset, KY.

Pulaski County 200Also, we had posted earlier that if you find debris to contact ATF or a local agency so they can collect it if needed. ATF has told us they have collected everything they need for their investigation so if you find debris you can dispose of it.


Sheriff Bobby Jones reports that on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at approximately 10:00 AM Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and multiple other agencies responded to the report of an explosion at 210 Hidden Crest Drive in Somerset, Kentucky.

When responding agencies arrived, they discovered a garage behind the residence had been destroyed by the explosion as well as damage to other properties in the area.

They also discovered one male deceased at the scene.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and is believed to be tied to Fireworks and other material in the garage.

The death investigation is being investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Ron Hellard.

Sheriff Jones wants the citizens in that area to know there are no further threats to the public.

Sheriff Jones also stated that since there is a large debris field and the investigation is ongoing, that the public should avoid that area if possible. He further stated that if you are in that area and find anything that looks like debris to not touch it but notify the ATF or a local agency.

Responding to the scene were the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the Somerset Police Department, the Kentucky State Police, ATF, the Special Response Team (HazMat), Emergency Management, Parkers Mill Fire Department, and the Somerset Fire Department.


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