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2/21/05-Longview

Fire Destroys Longview Home

Insulation may have contributed to a fire this morning that destroyed a Longview home. That's according to fire investigators.

The blaze started this morning in the 100 block of Cheryl street.

Fire fighters say the husband smelled smoke and was able to help his handicapped wife escape. Investigators say it appears to have started in the kitchen but quickly spread through out the attic because of the Cellulose insulation. It's used in many homes and is essentially ground up paper.

"Cellulose is still a popular product right now due to the cost of it, but it contributes a lot to fire damage," says assistant fire marshal Mark Moore.

No one was injured in the blaze. Firefighters are still trying to determine how the blaze began.

Amy Tatum, reporting. atatum@kltv.com

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