East Texas man killed in fire

GARRISON, TX (KSLA) – A family in East Texas in mourning the loss of their loved one after he was killed in a fire.

This happened in Garrison Texas. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office confirms the man died in an outside fire which got out of control on County Road 282.

We are told 78 year old Bill Smith was trying to burn brush outside his home and the fire got out of control. Initial reports indicate Smith tried to put the fire out and either suffered smoke inhalation or had a heart attack and died.

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