Tyler firefighters battle two morning blazes

Published on Friday, 28 February 2014 12:40 - Written by

Firefighters were dispatched to 1030 Old Omen Road, the Eastwood Apartments, at 10:25 am and the fire was brought under control shortly after their arrival.

Occupants awoke to a popping sound, saw the kitchen area on fire, and evacuated the apartment.  No injuries were reported.  Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen from food left cooking on the stove.  One unit sustained heavy fire damage and another light smoke damage.  The occupants are staying with family.

Later in the morning, a structure fire was reported at 521 E Rosedale at approximately 11:57 a.m.  There was a control time at 12:06 p.m. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Tyler Fire Marshal's Office.