Smith County Man Dies in House Fire

An elderly Smith County man is dead after his mobile home caught fire last night. It happened at around 9:20 P.M. at the home on Highway 64 West, about a half mile from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the man still inside the mobile home.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The victim has been identified as 78 year old Alvin M. Schwarz, Jr.