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Crews get quick knock down
Updated On: Oct 13, 2022

Family of 5 Displaced from Longview Residence Longview, WA. Crews from Longview Fire, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, and Longview Police responded to the report of a house on fire in the 300 block of 29th avenue late Tuesday afternoon. Ambulance crews reported seeing a large thermal column from across town. Crews were able to contain the bulk of the fire to the primary residence, with minor damage occurring to an adjacent home. Neighborhood residents called 911 at 4:30 pm reporting flames coming from the living room window. Longview Fire’s Battalion Chief (CH81) arrived to find the home 2/3 involved in fire. “The house was well involved when we arrived,” stated Battalion Chief Matt Amos. “We were able to get a quick knockdown and search for any victims. Longview Police evacuated the adjoining residences and secured the scene for us.” Fire crews extinguished the fire within minutes of arriving. Searches were performed, and it was confirmed nobody was home at the time of the fire. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. “My biggest concern was that someone was stuck inside,” stated BC Amos. “Smoke alarms save lives, and when I did not hear any sounding, I was worried.” Crews remained on scene to salvage as much as the family’s personal belongings as possible. No injuries were reported. Damage to a neighboring home included a gutter and window due to the high heat and flames. The cause is still under investigation by Longview Fire’s Investigation Team. The residents received aid from The American Red Cross and the Longview Union Firefighters.

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