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UPDATE: Dog killed in Tyler fire

UPDATE: Dog killed in Tyler fire

POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 2:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:18am

Tyler firefighters are on the scene of major house fire Monday afternoon.

At around 1:00 p.m., dispatchers received a call for help on the 800 block of David Street in south Tyler.

One man was home when the fire broke out, but he was unable to extinguish the flames and was forced out by heavy smoke, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Gumber

A dog was killed in the blaze. No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters were able to save the house from destruction, but not before extensive fire and smoke damage was done.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.

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Sometimes I jst don't understand how they can not get the dog out when they are home,but I do know it happens and is always very sad.

Dogs are like children and sometimes seek safety by hiding.

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