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Tyler Perry took to social media Wednesday to express his gratitude after his father was able to escape a house fire that destroyed his parents’ dream home. Emmitt Perry, was home at his home in Greensburg, Louisiana, when fire broke out. Several fire crews responded to the emergency, but ultimately let the fire burn itself out because there was nothing more they could do.  On Facebook, Perry shared that he had the home built three years prior to the death of his mother.  It was her dream home and at the time of her passing she requested that he continue to take care of his father.

Perry cited Exodus 20:12: “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you,”  saying that in her honor and in the spirit of his faith he has continued to care for him.

Fire investigators haven’t yet determined the cause the cause of the fire