Family pets killed in Smith County fire

SMITH COUNTY (KLTV) - Fire has destroyed a Smith County home, leaving a family homeless.

The fire started just before 2 a.m. on Friday. Three fire departments responded to CR 3185, near the Smith-Gregg county line.

Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton says that no one at home when the fire started.

Three dogs, a mother and two puppies, were killed in the fire.

The mobile home had no running water and was being renovated by the family.

Everything was destroyed; the family has no insurance.

There were several electric heaters and an electric blanket in the house. It's not clear if they were left on and unattended in the home.

The fire is still under investigation.

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