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Photo courtesy of RPD Pictured above is Our Christian Funeral Home, after it caught fire on Saturday.

Two bodies evaded damage after a local funeral home was destroyed in a fire on Saturday morning.

Crowds stood around the area Ruston police were blocking off to watch firefighters attack the blaze at Our Christian Funeral Home on Jones Street.

Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said there were two bodies in the home — one in the chapel for a funeral on Saturday and the other in the morgue area.

Resident Neil Davis said he made the 911 call around 10 a.m. after he and a man who worked for Our Christian Funeral Home spotted the smoke.

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