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Fire destroys Tyler Perry's father's home

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:44

A fire has destroyed the Louisiana home of Emmitt Perry, the father of writer-director Tyler Perry. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Firefighters in Greensburg, Louisiana, say the house of Emmitt Perry, writer-director Tyler Perry's father, is a total loss. The house caught fire Monday evening. Officials say an electrical problem is the likely cause. Emmitt Perry told local media he checked on the attic after hearing popping sounds but couldn't smell any smoke or see any flames. But then, when he walked outside, he says he saw smoke billowing from his home. More than 50 firefighters responded but since the nearest fire hydrant was five miles away, they planned to let the fire burn out. No injuries or deaths were reported.

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Fire destroys Tyler Perry's father's home

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:44