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Crews respond to fire at Goolsbee Tire

By Jamey Boyum - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler firefighters responded to a call for aid shortly before nine this morning.

It happened at Goolsbee Tire located at 2880 highway 271 in Tyler. Three engines staged at a building on the back of the property where smoke was showing.

Employees of Goolsbee Tire explained a chamber they use to cook tires in the retread process caught fire. They were able to seal the chamber and let it burn itself out. They'll keep it oxygen free for twelve hours to make sure it stays out.

The only loss was a few tires in the chamber. There were no reports of injuries, and, according to employees, the fire department didn't even turn on a hose.

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