Lufkin fire crews respond to a house fire just off Atkinson Drive

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin fire crews responded to a fully involved structure fire at a house just off Atkinson Drive early Tuesday evening.

The house is located on a side street between Timberland Drive and the Loop in the 1900 block of Montclair Street, and Lufkin Police officers helped with traffic control.

Lufkin Fire Chief Ted Lovett said the fire started in the kitchen and it was a grease fire which got out of control. The lone resident in the house, an older man, got out safely.

The house suffered substantial damage throughout.

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