Tyler Fire Department responds to house fire Thursday morning


Tyler firefighters responded to a call shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Victory Drive. 

Heavy fire and smoke were coming from the back of the house when fire trucks arrived. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. 

One occupant was in the home at the time of the fire, according to a news release from the fire department. The occupant reported waking up to a loud noise and subsequently finding a fire in the large storage area of the home, the news release reads. 

The home was equipped with smoke alarms, but they did not activate because of the lack of fire and smoke in the main part of the house.

The fire department said the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The occupant reported seeing smoke in the room the day before and said electrical power to the light fixtures in the room had been shut off the day prior to the fire. 

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I am a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college for a journalism degree. I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016.

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