Fire guts East Texas home

Posted by Kelly Hefelfinger

Around 6:30 Friday night, crews from 3 departments arrived at a burning home on FM 346, about a mile east of Highway 69 and west of Whitehouse.

Officials believe the fire started in the garage, then spread to the home's roof, and eventually engulfed the house.

Neighbors tell KLTV 7 the homeowners, Ed and Joy Smith, smelled the smoke and were able to get out of the house before it spread past the garage.

Right now, no injuries from the fire have been reported, but the home, is a total loss, as well as 2 cars that were parked in the garage.