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WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Overcooked fast food french fries were being blamed after firefighters were called to a home in Wilkinsburg early Friday morning.

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Firefighters were called to a home in the 1500 block of Hunter Street around 2 a.m. for a report of smoke filling a home.

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Resident Victor Tyree said the trouble started in the home’s kitchen.

“My girl tried to make McDonald’s french fries,” Tyree said. “McDonald’s french fries! And we burned up!”

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Tyree, his wife, their children and their two dogs were all able to escape the home safely.

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Tyree was grateful to firefighters and others who responded to the scene.

“I’m so thankful. Hey, I woke up not dead!”

The home did not appear to sustain any serious damage.

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