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6/11/04 - Smith County

Investigators Search For Cause In Fatal Fire

  A Smith County fire Thursday night, took the life of a 78 year-old man.  It happened at a home business in the Dixie community, just before 9:30 pm.
  78-year-old Alvin M. Schwarz Jr. was home alone when the fire broke out. He did not make it out of the house.
  The Smith County Fire Marshal was at the house Friday to investigate. He was not sure of the exact cause of the fire but the victim had been using candles to provide light. The power had been out in the area since Monday afternoon's storms blew a tree onto a power line.
  This is Smith County's first fire fatality of the year.

Story by Maya Golden, mgolden@kltv.com

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