Fire Damages Several Apartment Units
Several apartment units were damaged Thursday afternoon in a two-alarm fire at the Town Village South Apartments in the 200 block of Muller Garden Road in Tyler.
The initial call was received at 4:22 p.m. and the caller reported a building on fire, according to a Tyler Fire Department statement. The first arriving unit called for a second alarm. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene.
The fire appears to have originated in one of the apartments possibly because of the mishandling of smoking materials, according to the statement. Residents were at home when the fire started, but were not injured.
There was heavy fire damage to at least four apartments, heavy smoke damage to four apartments and moderate smoke damage to eight apartments.