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Fire burns down Smith Co. home

Fire burns down Smith Co. home
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POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:57pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:08pm

A blaze burned down a two-story home Friday morning in the New Harmony area of Smith County.

According to the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office, a woman and her daughter, who live in the home, were in the backyard moving items when they heard a smoke alarm beeping in the house. One of the residents opened the back door and noticed smoke was filling the house.

The home, located on the 5500 block of Twin Lakes Drive, was destroyed before firefighters could put out the flames. No injuries were reported.

The fire started on the second floor, but the cause is unknown at this time, said investigators.

Both residents were housed by other family members.

Dixe, Lindale and Noonday Fire Departments responded to the scene.

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