Early morning 2-alarm fire in Tyler under investigation



UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX) - The Tyler Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-alarm structure fire at a duplex at 318 Saunders Ave.  The initial call was received at 1:40 a.m.   Six engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene.

Heavy fire conditions in the one-story residential structure were reported upon arrival at the scene.  Firefighters ensured the property was clear of occupants and quickly brought the fire under control.  Two families were displaced as a result of the fire and the Red Cross was notified for assistance.    

Investigators believe the fire originated in the front of the structure in an area being used as a bedroom.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Tyler Fire Marshal's Office.  One firefighter suffered second degree burns while battling the blaze.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and released earlier today.  Additional details will be released as they become available.



TYLER (KYTX) - An early morning fire damages a Tyler duplex.


It happened in the 300 block of Saunders Avenue around 2 this morning. Firefighters tell us everyone made it out of the house safely.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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