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Tyler Perry’s father is doing well and in good spirits after almost being caught in a blazing house fire in Greensburg, Louisiana.

It was around 8 p.m. on Monday night when flames ripped through the home of Emmitt Perry after he “heard something popping in the attic.”

Perry revealed to local news station WBRZ, “I went upstairs and let the [attic] stairs down. I couldn’t smell any smoke. I didn’t see anything burning I then went to call the fire department, and my daughter was coming in the gate. And she said, ‘I already called them.'”

Perry was able to escape, but according to reports, the house is completely destroyed. “I made it out alive,” Perry said. “If it wouldn’t have happened then, me and my daughter would’ve probably been in there, and we would have burned up.”

Details surrounding the fire have not been unveiled, but it’s suspected that electrical problems are to blame.

Tyler, who reportedly bought the home before his mother passed away, has yet to comment on the fire.

Tyler and his mother on Thanksgiving, 2007

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