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Longview house gutted by fire

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LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV) - An early morning fire guts a Longview home, and has the owners scrambling to get out with their lives. It happened around 2:30 AM Saturday at a home on Lawson Street.

Officials say the owners were asleep at the time and rushed out to escape the flames. Within minutes flames spread quickly, destroying everything the owners had. We're told fighting the blaze was made more difficult, when crews found an existing roof structure inside the renovated home.

"There were two roofs," said Longview fire marshal Johnny Zachary. "There was an addition made at one time and because of that extra roof it made firefighting more difficult than normal because there was a void there that fire was in between."

The cause is thought to be connected to the fireplace area, but the investigation is ongoing.

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