UPDATE: Cause of fire that destroyed Tyler home still unclear

Published on Monday, 30 December 2013 16:21 - Written by

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Updated Monday, December 30, 2013 at 4:21 p.m. CST

 

The cause of a south Tyler house fire remains undetermined after the Fire Marshal’s office concluded the investigation.

 

The fire, which happened about 3:45 p.m., destroyed the house at 6300 Sutherland Drive, off Grande Boulevard in Tyler.

 

Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Gumber said it started in the sunroom and burned for a while before it was discovered. The fire had entered the attic and was peaking through the house’s outside vents by the time firefighters had arrived.

 

No one was at home when the fire started and no one was injured, Gumber said. Two dogs were in the backyard and were unharmed.

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BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com

A Tyler home was destroyed Sunday afternoon in a fire.

Tyler crews were called to 6300 Sutherland Drive, off Grande Boulevard in Tyler, at 3:44 p.m., Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Gumber said.

Gumber said the fire, which started in the sunroom, was burning for a while before it was discovered, and the initial fire crew called for additional engines when they could see visible smoke from about 10 blocks away. The fire was in the attic and peaking through the outside vents in the home by the time the first firefighters arrived.

No one was at home when the fire started, and no one was injured, Gumber said. Two dogs were in the backyard but were unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Tyler Fire Department.

Gumber said the home would have to be cleared completely of smoke before an investigator could enter.