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7/24/05-Smith County

Fire Destroys Family's Home

A fire this afternoon destroys a family's mobile home.

It happened in Smith County, just outside Whitehouse. Fire officials say a 3-year-old boy alerted his family, when smoke started coming out of the bedroom he was in.

Everyone got out safely, but they've lost almost everything they had.

"All the kids' clothes lost, school supplies, work uniforms, home interior. My sister's got almost $500 in home interiors," Kimberly Mackey said. "All of it's gone. TVs, everything. We didn't get nothing but what's on our backs."

The family does have insurance.

Officials have not been able to determine what caused the fire, but they do not suspect foul play.

Julie Tam, reporting.


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