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12/20/04-Smith County

Trade Days Merchant Loses Nearly Everything In Fire

A fire at Tyler Trade Days claims one man's belongings and all the money he earned from his sales this weekend.

The fire broke out just after 8 this morning on Highway 69 North. Fred Martinez, 50, had brought his motor home all the way from Mercedes in South Texas.

"It was a good weekend I had, I thought. It was a good weekend. I made a little bit of money, but now everything's gone," he said.

According to the Smith County fire marshal, the fire started from the heating furnace inside the camper. Fortunately, Martinez was outside, and no one was hurt.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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