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The structure sustained heavy damaged to the front along with heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the entire home.

This morning at approximately 6:58 a.m., the Laurel Fire Department received a call from the 911 dispatch of a structure fire at 1033 North 16th Avenue.

Captain Robby McLaurin who was the Shift Commander dispatched three engine companies E1, E2, and E5 along with Command B-1. B-1 was the first arriving unit on scene and reported a single-story wood frame structure fully engulfed.

According to the report, everyone was out of the residence.

E-1 was the first arriving engine company on the scene and made the initial attack on the fire. Both the E-2 and E-5 crew assisted in extinguishing the blaze.

The three engine crews did an offensive and defensive attack and extinguished the fire in approximately 30 minutes.

"The crews did an outstanding job. Hats off to them," said Leo Brown, Fire Chief.

Unfortunately, the structure sustained heavy damaged to the front along with heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the entire home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and according to Chief Brown no further information will be released at this time.