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Mixon woman's house catches fire while she is out of state

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Mixon Tuesday morning.

About 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office confirmed that Bullard Volunteer Fire Department and Cherokee County firefighters responded to the fire in the 4000 block of FM 177.

 “Units were dispatched to a residential structure fire; we are actually in Cherokee County,” Battalion Chief Kelcey Trotty said. “We came down to assist, first units got on scene, and the structure was fully involved.”

Relatives of the homeowner say a woman along with her five dogs has lived at the house for almost two years.

“From what we were told the homeowner is out of town right now,” Trotty said.  

No one was injured in the fire as the five dogs were staying with relatives, but officials say extinguishing this fire was not an easy task.

“It's been pretty difficult, of course limited manpower, limited water and with it being a metal house with the collapse and everything we are having to go in and pull the tin off, to actually get to the fire,” Trotty said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The homeowner, relatives say, was in Colorado house hunting because she is planning to get married next month. 

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