The father of actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry is OK after a fire destroyed his Louisiana home.
Officials in Greensburg, Louisiana, tell WAFB-TV that Emmett Perry was home at the time the fire was reported about 8 Monday night. St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nat Williams says Perry heard cracking or popping sounds coming from the attic.
The older Perry made it out of the home safely.
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Williams says several fire departments responded to the scene and the house is a total loss.
Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans and now lives in Atlanta.