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Tyler Firefighters respond to overnight fire in local restaurant and update

October 4, 2017

Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 4, 2017

Tyler Firefighters Respond to Overnight Fire in Local Restaurant

The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire in the Golden Corral restaurant at 5602 S. Broadway Ave. on Tuesday night. The initial call was received at 11:22 p.m. Upon arrival of the first units, a second alarm was requested. Four engine companies, two ladder companies, an Investigator and a District Chief were dispatched to the scene. 

Several passersby reported heavy smoke around the area, with flames visible at the building. Firefighters reported smoke and flames upon arrival and quickly began firefighting operations to bring the fire under control. There have been no reports of injuries.

An exact cause of the blaze has not been identified, but Investigators will be working to determine the source of the fire. Investigators were still on scene, but all other units were cleared from the incident at 1:05 a.m. Further information regarding the cause of the fire will be released as it becomes available.

Update:
Tyler Firefighters Respond to Overnight Fire in Local Restaurant

After investigation it was determined the fire started near the southwest corner of the building in the exterior eve with the only ignition source in the area being can lights.  The investigator on scene noted that the breaker controlling the lights had been tripped.  It was also noted that an electrician had been out recently working on the lights.  Most of the fire damage was to the outside of the building with smoke and light fire damage to the interior.  There was also water damage to the inside caused by an activated fire sprinkler system and fire suppression activities.  There were no injuries reported.



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