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1/8/06-Smith County

Smith County House Burns Down

A cigarette started a fire which burned down a house. It happened just north of Interstate 20 on the Gregg and Smith County line at the corner of FM 1252, and County Road 3136.

It started about 1:00 p.m. Investigators think someone flicked a cigarette onto the edge of the property. A fire quickly spread about four acres, and ultimately engulfed one home.

It took five volunteer fire departments and the Texas Forestry Service about an hour to get the fire under control. No one was hurt in the blaze.

Lindsay Wilcox, reporting.


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