POSTED: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 2:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:25pm
Smith County, TX (KETK) — UPDATE (4:25): Winona fire officals on scene tell KETK that the initial fire call came in at 2:30pm.
It took firefighters about an hour and a half to control the blaze.
Unfortunately, the house was destroyed.
There were no injuries and luckily, nobody was in the house at the time. However, authorities tell KETK that at least one pet may have been killed in the fire.
The cause of the fire is not clear at this time, though authorities say that it began on the right side of the house.
Firefighters say that the high winds made it difficult to extinguish the fire.
ORIGINAL STORY (2:45): Smith County fire crews are on scene of a structure fire in the Winona area.
The fire is on Devonne Dr., near the dead end of Landry Lane.
The call came in around 2:30 pm.
The house is engulfed in flames, and there is heavy smoke in the area.
Fire officials tell KETK, that the person who called in the fire believes the homeowner may be trapped inside. Authorities have not been able to confirm that there is anybody in the house.
There are several fire departments on scene to assist.
KETK crews on the scene report that a vehicle near the house was also destroyed.
We will provide more information as soon as we get it in.