Longview Fire Destroyed 70 Year Old Home

Fire destroys a seventy year old house in Longview, Thursday, leaving a Longview man homeless.   The home, in the 100 block of Sydney Street, was engulfed in flames as firefighters arrived around noon. Strong winds made the job of putting the fire out even more difficult.  The owner, who was not at home at the time, had lived at the residence for 46 years.  In matter of moments, he lost everything he owned.  Fire crews were forced to keep their distance, fearing the old wood framed house would collapse. No one was injured in the fire, and it remains under investigation.