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Home damaged, firefighter rescued in Bossier City fire

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At one point, the fire grew so hot that firefighters had to take a defensive approach. (Source: Mark Natale, Bossier City spokesperson) At one point, the fire grew so hot that firefighters had to take a defensive approach. (Source: Mark Natale, Bossier City spokesperson)
(Source: Mark Natale, Bossier City spokesperson) (Source: Mark Natale, Bossier City spokesperson)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Lightning is blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a Bossier City home and left a firefighter in a precarious situation at one point.

It started around 10 p.m. at the 2-story house in the 2600 block of Village Lane. The occupants of the home told fire investigators they heard a loud boom and then smelled smoke.

Soon after, flames were shooting out through multiple spots along the roof. Everyone escaped safely, but it took firefighters more than an hour to get the flames under control.

At one point, the fire grew so hot that firefighters had to take a defensive approach.

Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says one firefighter fell through the roof when it collapsed underneath him. Natale says he managed to hang on until he could be rescued, "But while he was holding on, flames were coming up, practically engulfed him."

His protective gear reportedly protected the firefighter from the flames around him until he could be pulled to safety. 

"Couple of other firefighters were up on the roof as well, and they pulled him out. But he's going to be okay," says Natale. 

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