1 killed in Longview apartment fire
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - One person was killed in a fire at a Longview apartment complex Wednesday night.
According information from the Longview Fire Department, firefighters responded to the Maverick apartment complex on Gilmer Road at 5:22 p.m. When crews arrived, the found heavy smoke coming from the building.
Firefighters were able to rescue the unit’s occupant and transport them to a local hospital where they later died. Authorities are not yet releasing the victim’s name at this time.
A spokesperson for the Longview Fire Department said the fire was contained to the kitchen area of an upstairs apartment with some smoke and water damage to adjacent apartments. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire with on-the-scene resources, but not before an estimated $50,000 of damage to the structure.
Occupants from adjacent apartments were displaced as a result of this fire and Red Cross responded to assist with their needs. The fire’s origin is still under investigation.
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