POSTED: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:03pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 4:44pm
The Tyler Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-alarm structure fire this afternoon at 606 NNW Loop 323.
The initial call was received at 1:40 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from the residence and called for a 2nd alarm. Firefighters have gained control of the fire and remain on the scene at this time. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a district chief and an investigator, responded to the scene.
The fire originated in the living room area, near a sofa. The structure sustained heavy fire damage in the room of origin, as well as heavy smoke damage throughout. Investigators with the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office remain on the scene and will continue their investigation into the cause of the fire.
Information from Tyler Fire Department
Tyler Fire officials tell KETK crews on the scene, nobody is living in the home.
There are still several items in the house, and authorities believe that a lamp chord was the cause of the fire.
They say the chord likely caught the nearby couch on fire, and it spread from there.
Investigators say there were no smoke detectors in the house.
Firefighter are battling a house fire near Atwoods on North Northwest Loop 323.
Fire officials tell KETK the residence is engulfed in flames.
Traffic is being slowed, only one southbound lane is open.
KETK has a crew en route and will bring you more information as it becomes available.