Fatal Longview fire determined to be accidental

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview fire that killed two people has been ruled accidental, the Longview Fire Department said in a Thursday morning press release.

The March 9 fire at a home in the 100 block of Cherie Lane claimed the lives of Randall Russell and Lisa Tesmer, both of Longview.

LFD released a statement on the investigation, saying no criminal charges will be filed.

"With the assistance of the Longview Police Department, the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the Gregg County District Attorney's Office it has been determined that the fire was accidental and there will be no criminal charges filed against a third person who was present at the time of the fire.  The Longview Fire Department would like to thank all those who came forth with information and those who assisted with the investigation," the release states.

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