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Fire destroys Upshur County home

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An Upshur County father says smoke detectors saved his family's life.

The call came into the Gilmer Fire Department just after 3:00 am. The Gilmer and Harmony Fire Departments responded to the blaze on Highway 49 about three miles west of Gilmer.

A family was inside the home when the fire started, but everyone was able to make it out of the house without injuries.

Authorities believe the fire started in the garage and moved through the attic to the other parts of the house. Two vehicles in the garage were destroyed in the fire, as well.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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