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Woman escapes Tipton County house fire

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ATOKA, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Fire destroyed a woman's house on Mabel Lane in Atoka early Tuesday morning.

Teri Hodnett, who lives nearby, says the woman was able to escape the fire.

"I looked out and it was fully engulfed. The roof was just gone. The house next door... they were putting water on it, to keep it from burning," she said. "I just really pray for the family, there was no one in there but her."

Nothing is left of the house. The woman who lived there will start out the new year by starting over.

Fire investigators believe the fire started in a front bedroom. The house did have smoke detectors.

According to neighbors, the woman had only lived in the house for about one year.

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