SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – One person has died due to a fire in Smith County on Thursday, said the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Kenneth Delbert Hilton was killed in the fire but “no foul play is suspected,” according to Smith County Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Chad Hogue.

The call came in for the fire around 6:26 a.m. and officials said a single-wide mobile home had caught on fire, according to Hogue. The blaze happened in the 16800 block of Lakeway Circle in Flint.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

When firefighters arrived they found a deceased person. A second person was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and they were later sent home.

First responders from Noonday, Flint, Bullard and Coffee City helped with the fire. The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office and Sheriff’s Office also arrived at the scene.

Hogue said they are not releasing names of the victims until they inform the family. The cause of the fire is also still being investigated.


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