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Man rescued from house fire on Hwy 271

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County man was saved Friday night after a fire started at his home on FM 2015 near Highway 271.

According to the Winona Volunteer Fire Department, the call came in just before 5PM Friday afternoon. 

Crews say it looks like the fire started in the garage, and spread to the attic. But if it hadn't been for someone stopping by, the owner of the home could have been killed.

"There was people passing by, actually stopped, run around the house, and found the gentleman either passed out or sleeping on the bed in the back," said Winona VFD Chief Nelson Brumley. "They broke the windows out, and got him out."

That victim was taken to the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters say the house is likely a total loss.

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