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Tyler business heavily damaged in Monday night blaze, cause still unknown


POSTED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:25am

UPDATED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 1:30pm

A landmark Tyler business was left heavily damaged after a Monday night blaze.

The fire erupted a little after 7:00 p.m., at Moose Auto Glass, located at 4220 Timms Street  just off Loop 323 behind Mike Pile BMW near the KETK studio.

The first firefighters to arrive reported heavy flames throughout the building and immediately called for a second alarm. Five engines and two ladder companies, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the blaze.and remained on the scene throughout the night to extinguish the flames. 

According to the Tyler Fire Department, the cause of the fire is not yet known because investigators are having a difficult time getting into the damaged portion of the building, but the gargae area is a total loss. Officials tell KETK there are three segments to the building, separated by fire walls. Structural collapse occurred during the fire and hampered the extinguishment, as well as the investigation.

Four cars were inside garage at the time, but officials couldn't say if the cars were destroyed. 

Moose Auto Glass has been in business in Tyler since 1954, with its original location being on West Erwin Street. The company moved to their current location in 1989.

They specialize in the following:

  • Auto glass repair
  • Auto glass replacement
  • Auto window tinting
  • Residential window tinting
  • Commercial window tinting
  • Auto and boat upholstery
  • Convertible tops
  • Vinyl tops
  • Window motors
  • Door lock repair
  • Pickup accessories

There were no injuries and no people were in the building when it caught fire.

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