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.
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.