Apartment Building Fire Rekindles

Posted by Kelly Hefelfinger - email

By LaKecia Shockley - bio | email

GREGG COUNTY (KLTV) - A small fire rekindles for the second time, at an abandoned East Texas apartment building.

It happened in Longview, around 8:30am Sunday morning, at "The Country Place apartments"

That's located in the 1100 block of South High street in Longview. You may remember,on Friday night fire fighters battled a huge blaze at the apartment buildings.

Fire fighters doused flames burning through the attic and roof area. One firefighter suffered minor injuries when he fell through a floor, another from minor exhaustion.

We're told that both firefighters are home recovering.

Fire officials say cellulose installation in the attic started to smolder, and that's what caused the fire to rekindle.

The investigation in to what caused the initial fire, is still under way.

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