Longview Duplex Destroyed In Fire

Some Longview residents are homeless after fire destroys their duplex.  Fire crews were called to the Timbers Duplex at 100 Jester Court around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.  When they got there, the attic was engulfed with flames and was spreading when the residents made their way out. One of the residents is deaf and could not hear the smoke alarms going off, but was awakened by family members.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  If you'd like to help the victims, a fund is being set up at Woodforest bank in Longview, under the name Phyllis Phillips.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com