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Early morning fire destroys Longview home

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LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- An early morning house fire in Longview destroys an old wood frame home , and claims the life of the family dog. It happened around 3 o'clock Sunday morning on East Marshall Avenue.

Fire crews arrived in minutes only to find the home nearly engulfed in flames, and were forced to fight it defensively. Fire investigators say the homeowners got out safely, but a family dog perished inside.

Officials believe the blaze started in the garage and jumped to the house. The fire caused Marshall avenue to be closed off in both directions for a brief period. The homeowners are being assisted by the Longview Red Cross. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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