Tyler Business Comes Under Fire

Surprisingly this is the third fire tragedy to hit the family who runs the business. Redco Pallet is located on the northeast loop and Highway 271. The fire happened in one of the warehouses around 3:30 Thursday morning. The charred remains inside include the lumber used to build the pallets. Two forklifts were also destroyed. Fire crews were able to control the blaze in less than an hour.

The manager of Redco Pallet, John Acker, was also the co-owner of Red Acker's Restaurant in Noonday. In 1991, a fire damaged that business. It was later ruled as arson. Then a second fire in 2000 destroyed the restaurant. Acker denied our request for an on-camera interview.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com