Home Destroyed by Fire Near Luella

10-24-05 - A fire destroyed a rental home in the 1700 block of Smith Road near Luella around 9 a.m. Monday morning.

Officials said that a little boy woke up to smoke and them alerted his parents. The Tom Bean and Sherman fire departments responded to the scene.

The landlord told KXII that the house is a total loss.

"The tenant came out of the house told me the fire started because of one of the air conditioners in a bedroom," homeowner and landlord Russell Smith said.

Everyone inside the house escaped safely, but the only items that were saved were the clothes they were wearing.