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Firefighters battle blaze in Tyler

By Annette Falconer –bio|email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  The Tyler fire department battled a blaze in the 1200 block of S. Francis St., Wednesday afternoon.

According to KLTV crews on the scene, the house was heavily damaged.

Tyler Fire Marshall, Paul Findley, said, "It obviously has heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the house.  It is still standing though, but it looks to be fairly extensive damage in the inside."

The man living in the home was not home during the fire. The family dog was in the backyard, but the owner of the home believes the dog barking may have been what alerted neighbors to call the fire department about the fire.

Fire crews are still investigating what, where, and why the fire started.

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