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Fire guts inside of Longview home

LONGVIEW, TX - An unexpected trip into work may have saved a Longview man's life.

The Longview Fire Department responded to a house fire at 413 13th St. around 10:00 Wednesday morning.

When they arrived, neighbors told crews they thought the man that lived there was sleeping inside because he works nights and is a day sleeper. After receiving this information fire crews made a quick entry into the burning house to locate the man.

Fortunately, the man had made an unexpected trip into work and was not inside the house at the time of the fire.

Over fifty percent of the house was destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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