Smith County crews extinguish house fire; body of man found inside

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One man is dead after his body was found at the scene of a house fire Thursday morning in Smith County.

According to Smith County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, officials were called to the 20300 block of County Roady 26, which is in between Tyler and Kilgore, just south of Highway 31 E.

Fire officials were originally called to the scene in reference to a house fire. Shortly after 7:30 a.m. the house fire was reported out.

Officials then found a man inside the residence dead from a possible gunshot wound, but they now tell us the man has taken his own life.

KETK has a reporter at the scene and will continue to bring you more details as they are released.

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