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Such was the case Tuesday when a home caught fire in a remote, rural part of the parish west of Vienna on White Lightning Road.

Katy Garland, 19, was asleep when a smoke detector went off shortly before 8 a.m. She quickly dialed 911, then used a garden hose in an unsuccessful effort to stop the blaze.

Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said his department managed to get one pumper truck to the scene, but a small narrow bridge across a stream stopped additional fire trucks from getting to the house.

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