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6/29/05-Longview

Longview Fire Caused By Fireworks

Fireworks are to blame for a Longview fire that came dangerously close to a residential area today. Crews rushed to a wooded area at the end of Delmar street on the west side of Longview, where a patch of woods was burning. Crews used water and foam to douse the fire, which came within a block of a mobile home park.

Investigators say the fire was started by smoldering bottle rockets that had been fired overnight. Fireworks and the recent hot and dry weather is a dangerous combination.

No one has been charged. Possession or use of bottle rockets within the city limits of Longview or several other East Texas cities are illegal, and subject to citation.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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