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2 Perryville police officers lose home in house fire

(Source: Bill Allen/KFVS) (Source: Bill Allen/KFVS)

A home fire in Perry County, Missouri on Wednesday left two Perryville police officers without a home.

Officials say the fire happened at around 2 p.m. Wednesday at the 2900 block of State Route P.

Two officers, Nathan James and Alec Friedrich, were living in the home at the time.

Police say James was asleep in his bed, while Friedrich was attempting to cook a turkey in a turkey fryer.

Friedrich had worked on Thanksgiving and was preparing a belated turkey meal.

He had the oil getting hot outside and went back inside to preps the turkey some more.

That's when the oil boiled over, catching the building on fire.

James and Friedrich were able to put out part of the fire before firefighters arrived, but it spread to the attic.

Three people were at the home. All three were able to get out safely with two dogs.

After the fire was out, firefighters were able to help the men salvage some personal items. The officers were also able to recover their duty weapons, holsters, and radios.

James and Friedrich say the community has reached out to help since it happened. People have been stopping by the Perryville Police Department to drop off cash donations.

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