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Fire tanker overturns, crashes while responding to house fire

DESOTO PARISH, LA (KLSA) - Shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, a DeSoto Parish home caught fire leaving a family homeless; meanwhile, a fire tanker responding to the scene was involved in an accident.

The fire was reported around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Lake Rd. in DeSoto Parish. A DeSoto Parish fire tanker was dispatched to the scene, but while en route, a firefighter reportedly lost control of the tanker truck ran off the road and rolled over once.

Fortunately, authorities report the firefighter was able to crawl out of the overturned tanker truck safely and only suffered minor injuries.

The firefighter was reportedly two miles from the house fire when the accident occurred.

Firefighters say the home burned for nearly an hour, but everyone inside at the time of the fire were able to make it out safely.

The home was completely destroyed. The cause of the house fire has not been determined. Authorities also have not determined a cause for the accident.

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