POSTED: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 2:50pm
TYLER — Tyler Fire Department responds to fire on Tyler Junior College campus
The Tyler Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Wise Auditorium on the main campus of Tyler Junior College. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene of the two-alarm fire. The fire was reported at 1:41 p.m. All units had cleared the scene by 2:22 p.m.
Workers using heavy machinery nearby contacted underground electrical lines, which caused a fire to ignite in the basement of the Wise Auditorium. While the basement was filled with smoke, actual fire damage was contained to a small electrical box on the basement wall. No injuries were reported.
From Tyler Fire Department
TJC Officials tell KETK construction crews hit an electrical line while digging a trench.
No one was injured.
Several fire engines on the campus of Tyler Junior College.
Tyler Fire Marshal's office tells KETK large amounts of smoke is coming from the basement of Wise Auditorium.
Officials are still on scene.
KETK has crews headed to the scene, we will bring you more information as it becomes available.