Fire destroys home of Longview firefighter's mother

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - By Lynn Mitchell - email
Posted by Kelly Hefelfinger - email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas firefighter gets a text message from a fellow firefighter working a house fire, and the address was his mother's house!

Firefighters rushed to put out the flames at the home in the 1600 block of Ferndale Street in Longview.

Investigators say around 9 p.m. Thursday, the homeowner reported flames in her kitchen. The homeowner is the mother of a captain with the Longview Fire Department.

Both the homeowner and her pets were able to get out of the house safely and no injuries were reported.

Investigators have not said what caused the fire, but they know it started in the kitchen.

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