Lufkin man falls asleep while cooking, starts house fire

Lufkin man falls asleep while cooking, starts house fire

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man was treated for smoke inhalation after he fell asleep while he was cooking something on his stove, and his house caught on fire.

The fire started at about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 700 block of Allendale. Lufkin Fire Chief Ted Lovett said the fire spread to the attic from the kitchen. However, Lufkin fire crews kept the blaze contained to the home's attic.

Lovett said the occupant of the home is being treated for smoke inhalation, but he will be OK.

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