UPDATE: Firefighters back on scene of early morning house fire


POSTED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:40am

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:43am

The home owner, Roger Johnson, tells KETK crews on the scene that he was displaced earlier this morning after a fire broke out in the den area of his home.

He was staying in a nearby hotel, when he got word of the rekindle.

They are not sure at this time what the initial cause of the fire was, but they believe it to be electrical.

The house fire is a possible rekindle of the house fire from earlier Friday morning.

Tyler firefighters are on the scene of their second house fire of the day.

Officials tell KETK that the fire is located in the 2000 block of Pinkerton Dr. in Tyler.

KETK has a crew on the way, and will provide more information as we get it in.

The Tyler Fire Department responded to two separate structure fires during the overnight hours.  The first incident was reported at 2:00 a.m. in the 2300 block of Pinkerton St.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire conditions.  Two nearby vehicles were also damaged in the fire.  Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the two-alarm incident.

While the fire is currently under investigation, initial reports indicate that the fire originated in the living room, near an area where electronic appliances were located.  Occupants stated that they were awakened by an activated smoke detector.

The American Red Cross was notified and is assisting the four occupants displaced by the fire.  Firefighters cleared the scene by 4:10 a.m.  No injuries were reported.

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