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Posted: March 14, 2017

Tyler Perry's father's home destroyed in fire

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016 file photo, Tyler Perry participates in a panel for 'The Passion' at the Fox Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

By Michelle Ewing

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

GREENSBURG, La. —

A massive blaze reportedly ripped through the Louisiana home of filmmaker Tyler Perry's father Monday night.

According to WBRZ, crews began fighting the fire at Emmitt Perry's Greensburg home about 8 p.m. after he "heard something popping in the attic." He escaped unharmed.

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The home "is a total loss," WAFB reported. Officials said electrical problems may have sparked the blaze.

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>> Watch a news report from the scene here



BREAKING NEWS: Tyler Perry's father's home on fire in Greensburg, LA

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Monday, March 13, 2017


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