Tuesday morning at approximately 6:02 a.m., the Laurel Fire Department received a call from 911 dispatch of a fully involved structure fire at 2314 North 5th Avenue, according to a press release.

Battalion Chief Tidsale dispatched three engine companies being E1, E2, and E5. E5 was the first arriving unit on scene and reported heavy flames showing through the roof on the front of the house.

The three engine crews were delayed from doing an offensive attack because of heavy ammunition and gun powder exploding from being stored in the home.

Once it was deemed safe to continue the attack, the engine crews fought the fire from three different areas of the residence and extinguished the fire at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The entire home sustained major damage, however, everyone safely escaped the home. There were no injuries reported to civilians or Laurel Fire Department personnel.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Further information will be released at a later date.

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