LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Eight people escaped a burning house in Longview, and investigators say the chimney may have caused the fire.
The fire broke out around 6:30 Monday night, in the 400 block of South Fredonia Street.
Investigators say built up soot in the house's chimney caused a fire in the fireplace to spread into the walls.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Investigators say less than $200 spent on maintenance could have prevented this fire.