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Coushatta fire volunteer becomes hometown hero

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A Red River Parish volunteer alerted firefighters to a blaze Friday afternoon on Front Street (Source: J. Howard Burke) A Red River Parish volunteer alerted firefighters to a blaze Friday afternoon on Front Street (Source: J. Howard Burke)
(Source: J. Howard Burke) (Source: J. Howard Burke)
(Source: J. Howard Burke) (Source: J. Howard Burke)
(Source: J. Howard Burke) (Source: J. Howard Burke)
(Source: J. Howard Burke) (Source: J. Howard Burke)
COUSHATTA, LA (KSLA) -

A Northwest Louisiana firefighter has become a local hero after quickly spotting a blaze Friday and alerting his colleagues to respond.

Marcus Cox, 25 is a volunteer with the Red River Parish Fire Department. Friday afternoon, he was working at a business on Front Street in Coushatta when he spotted flames at the Red River Council on Aging's building across the road.

When Cox saw the fire, he alerted other firefighters, then also joined in to battle the blaze.

No one was injured, but the building did sustain smoke, water and structural damage, said fire spokesman Cyndy Freeman. The building houses the council's administrative offices.

The fire broke out just around 3 p.m. Freeman said the blaze started in a closet and a fire department spokesperson says it was most likely caused by an electrical problem.

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