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Officer Responds to Own House Fire

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) -- A Blackman Township man who's been making a living battling blazes for more than 20 years gets news on the job that his own home is burning.

This happened around 8:15 p.m. Friday night in the 3600 block of Dave Street in Blackman Township.

Officer Paul Long tells 6 News he was on duty when the fire started and was the first person at the scene.

He says the flames sparked in the living room. 

Michigan State Police investigated the scene and determined the fire was caused by a heat lamp used to keep a reptile aquarium warm.

Officer Long lost two pets in the fire, including a cat, but no one was hurt.

He says he does have insurance and should be back in his home in less than a year.

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