Tyler fire marshal: No foul play suspected in fatal fire

Tyler fire marshal: No foul play suspected in fatal fire

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler officials are providing updates on a fatal house fire that left three people dead and two others injured.

Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley said no foul play is suspected and called the incident a “tragic accident.”

The fire occurred Feb. 8 at a home on Grand Avenue.

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A 22-month-old girl, a 60-year-old woman and a 40-year-old male all died in the fire, according to the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office.

Two other pediatric patients - a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl - were transported to a Dallas-Fort Worth area hospital with injuries. Findley said those children remain in the intensive care unit but are showing signs of improvement.

“All of these (victims) are related. They’re all family, so you can imagine the tragedy for their family,” Findley said.

No identities have been released at this time.

Three of the victims who died suffered burns and complications from smoke inhalation, Findley said.

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He added that when firefighters arrived they found flames coming from the home. They made entry into the structure and found multiple people throughout the home.

Findley said the fire originated in living room and was mostly contained to that room. The rest of the home had heat damage. No residents were found in that room.

The investigation is ongoing and the fire department has not released the cause of the fire at this time.

The fire marshal encouraged people to discuss fire safety in their homes.

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