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9/25/06-Smith County

Mechanical Shop In Smith County Burns

A mechanical shop caught on fire a little after 3 o'clock this afternoon.  It happened on FM 848 south of Spur 248 in Smith County. The Chapel Hill and Whitehouse Fire Departments battled the fire and the thick smoke that came with it. The fire burned a woodworking shop, auto mechanic shop and nearby storage. It quickly spread to a repair shop next door... Only scorching part of the exterior wall.  A witness tells us what he heard.  

"Heard an explosion, looked out and saw smoke and got up and come and look and it was really on fire.  Knocked on the door and the barn was on fire and flames were all over the place," says Jimmy Blackmon, witnessed fire.

No word yet on what started the fire.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.

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