Smith Co. home burned to the ground after morning fire
What was left of the home on CR 3215 after a fire early Thursday morning (Source: KLTV Staff)
WINONA, TX (KLTV) -
A Smith County home was destroyed in a fire Thursday morning.
The Winona Volunteer Fire Department said fire units were paged out to a home in the 16000 block of County Road 3215 near Winona at approximately 7:40 a.m.
When firefighters arrived just ten minutes later, the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Winona Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Ryan Cobb said the structure was 90 percent to the ground and that just two walls were left standing. Crews immediately started fire suppression techniques.
Cobb added that high winds contributed to the fire's rapid growth. No one was inside the house at the time the fire started. The homeowner was staying nearby with a relative and called 911 after spotting flames.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
Red Springs and Jackson Volunteer Fire Departments also responded to the blaze.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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