Car fire damages Longview business

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 3:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A Longview business owner said a woman drove her already-on-fire car next to his shop before exiting it.

According to KLTV’s Jamey Boyum, the owner of German Precision Auto Sales & Service, in the 100 block of W. Marshall Street, informed him the woman was driving a vehicle that was already on fire and parked it under an overhang near a bay door at the shop. The vehicle fire became so intense that it eventually melted some siding. The owner said they used a garden hose to try and douse the flames.

The Longview Fire Department was able to safely extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported as of this writing.

As of 3:30 p.m., the westbound portion of State Highway 80 near the shop was closed off.

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