Dirty chimney cause of Longview house fire

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.

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