County structure fire destroys business, damages another

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The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a structure fire at CubeSmart Self Storage, 12324 Highway 155 South at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, according to county fire marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson.

She said her office remained on the scene through Monday.

The fire destroyed one business and damaged another, McCoy-Wasson said.

Residents who live on the property called in a fire that appeared to have started in the part of the storage business that houses RV’s and motor homes.

The roof collapsed so they are not sure how many RVs were damaged or destroyed by the fire, she said, adding that they are in the preliminary stage of their investigation.

High winds spread the fire to the nearby business, Racer’s Choice Inc., at 12001 County Road 1114 in Tyler.

The business, which manufactures products for car racing, is a complete loss, she said.

Fire Departments from Noonday, Flint/Gresham, Bullard, Tyler, Whitehouse, Dixie, Chapel Hill and Winona responded.

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