Firefighters respond to controlled burn of home in Whitehouse

Firefighters respond to controlled burn of home in Whitehouse

WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) - Multiple fire crews were called to help put out a house fire in Whitehouse Thursday morning, only to discover the home was set on fire as part of a planned demolition.

Fire crews from Whitehouse, Flint, and Smith County were called around 11 a.m. to a home in the 17700 block of County Road 2194, near FM 346. By the time firefighters arrived, the home was nearly burned to the ground.

Fire crews did not say if anyone was home at the time of the fire but confirmed that no one was hurt.
Fire crews did not say if anyone was home at the time of the fire but confirmed that no one was hurt. (Source: Photojournalist Jeff Chavez)

A spokesperson with Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office said the homeowner set the structure on fire as part of a controlled burn to demolish it. A family member of the homeowner said neighbors were unaware of the planned burn, and called 911.

Officials said no one was hurt.

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