POSTED: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 8:37am
UPDATED: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 3:39pm
SMITH COUNTY — Fire officials tell KETK that they are looking at the fire as "suspicious".
Authorities say that a relative of the mobile home owners witnessed the owner of the home that caught fire asking everyone to leave the home around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning.
The owners of the mobile home are Daniel and Karen Hippe.
There was nobody in the home when the fire started.
Investigators are waiting for a truck that will pull the roof off the home so they can go in and investigate the cause of the fire.
Fire officials tell KETK crews on the scene that the fire is now under control, but the home is a total loss.
No word yet if there was anyone in the home at the time of the fire.
KETK will continue to update as the details come in.
Officials say they are concerned that a nearby propane tank may be in danger of exploding. County Rd. 1104 has been shut down while they work the scene.
Firefighters are also working to extinguish flames in nearby trees.
A KETK crew on the scene also confirms that trees nearby have caught fire.
Smith County Fire officials tell KETK there is a mobile home fire near County Rd. 1104 and County Rd. 1105 in the Noonday area.
Officials say the home is fully involved.
Heavy black smoke can be seen from Loop 323 in Tyler, as you can see from the photo below.
KETK has a crew on the scene and will provide more details as we get them in.