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Early morning grease fire damages Shreveport home

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Shreveport firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire at 1:38 a.m. When fire crews arrived on scene, they found heavy black smoke coming from all sides with flames visible from the south exterior side of the home. Firefighters aggressively attacked the flames until the roof collapsed forcing firefighters to a defensive attack. It took 6 units nearly 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Fire officials were informed by the home's occupants that while grease was being heated to cook fish, the occupants fell asleep. A male occupant awakened to find flames extending to the ceiling of the kitchen. All occupants escaped without injury prior to fire department's arrival.

Fire investigators have confirmed the fire originated in the kitchen on the stove top. The damage is estimated at $40,000.

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