Tyler Fire Dept. battles two early morning house fires
October 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM CDT - Updated June 25 at 3:49 PM
Released by The Tyler Fire Department:
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The Tyler Fire Department responded to two separate structure fires during the overnight hours. The first incident was reported at 2:00 a.m. in the 2300 block of Pinkerton St. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire conditions. Two nearby vehicles were also damaged in the fire. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the two-alarm incident.
While the fire is currently under investigation, initial reports indicate that the fire originated in the living room, near an area where electronic appliances were located. Occupants stated that they were awakened by an activated smoke detector. The American Red Cross was notified and is assisting the four occupants displaced by the fire. Firefighters cleared the scene by 4:10 a.m. No injuries were reported.
At approximately 6:00 a.m., Tyler Firefighters responded to the 3100 block of Sunnybrook on a 2-alarm structure fire in a residence. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire involvement of the roof. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, also responded to this two-alarm incident.
Fire crews are still on the scene, but initial reports indicate that the fire originated in a hall closet, where the home's central heat and air unit was located. The fire spread from the area of origin, into the attic of the home. The fire is under control and investigators with the Tyler Fire Marshal's Office remain on the scene.