Fire at Smith County home contained

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County fire marshals say the fire at a home on County Road 35, just north of Tyler, inside Loop 323, has been contained.

According to fire officials, the fire may have been sparked by an extension cord in the back yard, going from a dog house to the home, after the dog chewed through it. The home's owner had been using a light to heat the dog house.

Part of the back of the home was damaged as well as the attic due to the fire and smoke.

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