Released by the Tyler Fire Department:
TYLER, TX - Tyler Fire Department responded to two structure fires early Thursday morning. Both of them were two alarm fires.
The first fire was at 1511 Summit Ave. around 1:30 a.m. The fire started out as a vehicle fire, but quickly spread to the house. A fast attack saved the house from extensive damage.
There were no injuries. The vehicle fire cause is undetermined.
The second fire occurred at 509 E. Charnwood St. at 6:18 a.m. The house was built in 1916. The fire caused heavy damage to the house.
Red Cross was notified for the family, including six children between 1 and 20. There were several animals rescued from the fire, however one dog was lost.