1 person injured in afternoon apartment fire in Tyler

TYLER (KYTX) - The Tyler Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-alarm structure fire this afternoon at the Hollyview Apartments at 7101 Waljim St. The initial call was received just after      2 p.m. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene.  The fire was quickly brought under control.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke in the building and upgraded to a second alarm. The fire was contained to one apartment unit and actual flame damage was contained to the bathroom area.  The occupants of the apartment unit were displaced.

Investigators believe the fire originated in a bathroom as a result of a candle being left unattended.  One civilian suffered possible smoke inhalation.  EMS was notified and the civilian was treated at the scene.


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