Cigarette, Gas Leak Ignite Home Fire

A burning cigarette and a gas leak ignite a fire in a Tyler home. It happened just after 6:00 am Wednesday morning at a home in the 1900 block of East Fifth Street.

Fire officials say a log space heater in the home had been leaking gas into a room. When one of the residents lit a cigarette, the room caught on fire. The blaze quickly spread to other parts of the house fueled by oxygen bottles used by one of the residents.

No one was injured in the fire.

Maya Golden reporting,