Passerby in Tyler spots house fire, urges family to leave belongings and get out
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
The Tyler Fire Department responded to a house fire in Tyler on Thursday morning.
According to officials with the Tyler Fire Department, the fire started around 11 a.m. at the corner of Bandera Drive and Oakwood Street.
The homeowner stepped into the attached carport of the home and saw that a portion of the car port was engulfed in flames. She then ran back into the home to alert other family members who were inside and to grab belongings.
Just after the homeowner went back inside, a passerby on the road spotted smoke billowing from the home. He ran to the home, hoping to alert anyone inside. The homeowner was still gathering belongings when the passerby entered the home. He urged the family to get out of the home immediately.
The fire department was then called to the home.
The fire is believed to have started in the utility room of the house. The utility room was completely destroyed, and the attached carport was severely damaged. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
Officials from the Tyler Fire Department are investigating to find out how the fire started. More details will be available as they are obtained.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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