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Blaze destroys house in 20 minutes
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Fully-suited firefighters worked through triple digit temperatures to clean up following a structure fire on Monday afternoon.

The cause of a blaze that demolished a house on Pecan Street on Monday afternoon remains a mystery.

Although the structure was located outside the city limits, Ruston Fire Department District Chief Tommie Woods was first on the scene. Woods said the RFD got word of the fire at 1:09 p.m., and he made it there about 1:15 p.m. He estimates the blaze took about 20 minutes to demolish the house.

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