Fire contained, toaster oven may be to blame say fire officials

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler fire fighters have contained the fire at a north Tyler home located on 1010 31st Street and Grand Avenue.

The fire began some time around 11:30am. Crews were called to the scene when one of the two people in the home noticed smoke coming out of a back bedroom.

Fire officials say it appears a toaster oven was being used as a space heater, and may have gotten too close to a laundry basket, causing the fire to start.

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