Fire forces 6 out of home, shuts down Jefferson during morning rush hour

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:00pm

Six people were forced out of their home early this morning after it caught fire for unknown reasons.

The blaze broke out shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7. Several people, including an off-duty firefighter, saw the flames as they drove past the home on Jefferson Highway.

Emergency responders were forced to shut down traffic on the road between I-12 and Bluebonnet. It was not fully reopened until shortly before 9:00 a.m.

Six people were inside the home when firefighters arrived. They were all able to escape unharmed. The home was heavily damaged by the fire and smoke.

An investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire.

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