UPDATE: Fire officials said the fire at the Broadway Square Mall on Tuesday started as a dumpster fire outside Dillard’s. The dumpster was filled with cardboard boxes and trash.
The fire was reported around 1:20 p.m. at 4601 S. Broadway Avenue. When firefighters first arrived they saw visible flames. The dumpster fire traveled to a section of the roof, but no major damages are known at this time. The fire has since been extinguished.
“I was walking up to Dillard’s to go shopping, and just about the time I got to the doorway, I heard this sound that sounded like steam and a big whoosh,” said Janet West, who witnessed the fire. “Then I saw a flame and black smoke pouring out of the building up there.”
Officials said there was no organized evacuation and some people exited the Dillard’s on their own.
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – First responders were called to a structure fire in the Broadway Square Mall on Tuesday.
The fire was reported around 1:20 p.m. at 4601 S. Broadway Avenue.
The fire was on the west side of the mall, and there was smoke in the air near the Dillard’s.
This is a developing story. KETK is working to get you the latest information.