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DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) -
A Tuesday fire destroyed a home in DeQunicy.
At around 9:08 a.m. Tuesday, the DeQuincy Fire Department and the Ward 6 Fire Department received a call about a structure fire at 102 Yoakum.
Upon arrival, officials said the home was fully engulfed, but the resident did escape. It took 20 to 30 minutes to contain the blaze, but firefighters managed to control it before it spread to a home very close by.
While the cause is undetermined, it's believed to be electrical.
Officials with Ward 6 said fires occur more often during the winter months. It's important to monitor things such as space heaters and not leave them on while you're not home, officials said.
We'll have more on the fire on later editions of 7 News.