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During this holiday season, East Texas firefighters are responding to a number of house fires. Many start in the kitchen, others in the laundry room. At 6, Maegan Prejean explains how there is a lot we can learn from preventing fires in the laundry room.

Also at 6, Michelle Reed takes you inside Lufkin's newest large retail business. She'll tell you about the boost it's giving to the economy and how more improvement may be in store.

Jeff Awtrey

Assignments editor