tyler — The Tyler Fire Department responded to two separate fires in apartment complexes over the weekend. Both fires were quickly extinguished by firefighters.
The first fire occurred early Saturday morning at the Autumn Glen Apartments at 5207 Hollytree Dr. The alarm time was around 3:00 a.m. and firefighters quickly brought the fire under control.
Investigators believe the fire originated in the ceiling space of a downstairs apartment and spread vertically to other apartments. While no exact cause has been determined yet, investigators do not suspect foul play. Two apartments sustained fire damage, while a total of 10 apartments received smoke and/or water damage.
Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the two-alarm fire.
No injuries were reported.
The second fire occurred early Sunday morning at the Wood Trails Apartments at 1909 Shiloh Rd.
The initial alarm was received around 3:30 a.m. The first arriving units reported heavy smoke conditions and quickly upgraded the incident to a two-alarm response.
Investigators determined that the fire originated in the kitchen and resulted from food left cooking on the stove. The fire quickly spread to the adjoining cabinets and into the wall space. Flames progressed into the subflooring of the upstairs apartment and caused damage to the apartment above. While smoke alarms were present, occupants indicated that they failed to activate.
One occupant was transported to an area hospital for symptoms of smoke inhalation. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene.
From Tyler Fire Department