A fire this morning (Thursday) destroyed the residence of Jimmy Putty at 428 Carter Street.
Central dispatch received the call at 7:00 a.m.
The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene but Chief Charlie Parker said the fire was well underway by the time it was reported and firefighters could not save the home.
Putty and his wife were at home and discovered the blaze coming from the garage. They escaped unharmed.
Two vehicles parked in the garage were destroyed and the family lost their pet dog in the fire,
Members of the Smithville Police Department and DeKalb EMS were also on the scene.
The cause of the blaze is undetermined.