Official: Longview motel fire considered to be suspicious

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A fire at a Longview motel has been deemed suspicious, according to a city press release.

About 6 a.m. Friday, firefighters responded to the 2000 block of East Marshall Avenue in response to a fire at the American Dream Inn.

When they arrived, they found a single room in the complex on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and the damage was limited to the room where the fire originated, according to the news release.

"At the time of the fire, the entire complex was vacant and power was still on to the complex," the statement reads. "Due to the fact that the occupancy was vacant, we are considering it to be suspicious."

The fire remains under investigation.

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