Eight people were displaced after a two-story residence fire that happened in the 500 block of West Selman Street Sunday morning.
According to Tyler Assistant Fire Marshal Brandon David, all eight people were unharmed and two were assisted by firefighters.
Around 10:18 a.m., Tyler Fire and Police Departments responded to heavy smoke coming from a two-story residence near the intersection of Border Ave. and Selman St. Four engines and one Ladder Company, along with two District Chiefs and two investigators responded to the scene, according to Fire Marshal PIO Paul Findley.
According to Assistant Fire Marshal David, the home is a total loss. There is no word yet as to the cause of the fire. Investigators continue examining the scene and interviewing occupants.
According to Fire Marshall Findley, a Tyler firefighter was transported to a local hospital following a medical issue that occurred outside of the structure during the incident. At this time, the firefighter is undergoing additional testing and treatment. Updates regarding his condition will be released as more information is obtained.
West Selman Street and North Border Avenue remained closed at this time.
Tyler Red Cross is helping those affected by this fire.