UPDATE: Fire at Tyler home originates in closet, cause unknown

UPDATE: Fire at Tyler home originates in closet, cause unknown
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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:16am

UPDATE: According to the Tyler Fire Department, they received a call for help at 8:01 a.m. from a person reporting smoke coming out of a house's attic on Roanoke Lane.

Once on scene, fire officials discovered the fire had originated in a closet. Damage was contained to the closet and surrounding areas in the house. Some additional smoke and water damage spread throughout the home.

No one was inside the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.


Update: The fire is now out, with the first floor suffering the most damage. While the fire appears to have started in a closet, investigators aren't sure yet what caused it.

The owners of the home had just left on vacation when the fire started.


Original Report:

The Tyler Fire Department is on the scene of a two-alarm fire in the 2700 block of Roanoke Lane in Tyler.

A neighbor called the fire department after seeing smoking coming from the attic of the two-story brick home.

KETK will bring you more details as they become available.

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