Mar. 3, 2014
Tyler Fire Department responds to structure fire at assisted living facility
The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the Azalea Trails Assisted Living and Memory Care facility located at 5550 Old Jacksonville Hwy. Five units responded to the incident. The initial call was received around 3:05 p.m., with the caller reporting fire in an area of the electrical panel near the kitchen.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported light smoke in the kitchen and determined the source to be a pile of towels smoldering in a nearby area. Firefighters quickly brought the situation under control. No injuries were reported and no evacuations have been required.
Firefighters remain on the scene at this time, along with investigators from the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Mar. 3, 2014
Tyler Firefighters respond to a two-alarm structure fire
Tyler firefighters were dispatched to 2315 Devine St. for a reported fire involving a generator at a local residence. The initial call was received around 1:45 p.m., with the caller reporting that a generator was on fire in close proximity to a storage building behind the residence.
Firefighters observed smoke conditions while en route to the scene and upgraded the incident to a two-alarm call. Five engines and one Ladder Company, along with a District Chief and an Investigator responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the fire had spread to a nearby storage building and was fully involved. Firefighters discovered propane bottles in the building and quickly worked to extinguish the fire, while also preventing the bottles from overheating.
Investigator’s with the Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office are currently on location and will begin investigating the cause of the fire once firefighters complete their operations. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Mar. 3, 2014
City of Tyler Emergency Management Officials announce location of warming center
In response to inclement weather conditions that persist today, City of Tyler Emergency Management officials have announced the opening of a warming center for citizens in need of these services.
The temporary warming center, operated by the American Red Cross, is located at the St. Louis Baptist Church, 4000 Frankston Hwy. The site is capable of housing 140 occupants and will provide light refreshments, including coffee and snacks for those in need. Officials will continue to evaluate weather conditions throughout the day and will decide on the need for overnight sheltering services as the day progresses. If additional shelters are needed for long-term stays, officials will release this information, along with the locations of any potential sites.
The Tyler Fire Department has responded to 107 incidents since Sunday morning, with many involving weather-related issues. Downed power lines and vehicle accidents have been common. Reports of power outages continue to fluctuate and officials urge citizens to stay clear of any electrical lines that may be affected. Additionally, officials continue to encourage drivers to stay off of area roadways, as conditions continue to be dangerous.