Unattended burner lights kitchen on fire; 5 people displaced

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:57am

LONGVIEW — Longview fire officials tell KETK the fire is now under control, but not before major done was done to the residence.

Investigators say the fire began in the kitchen when a resident left a burner on to heat the duplex. The burner was left unattended for 15 minutes while the person visited with neighbors. When they returned, the kitchen was ablaze.

Firefighters first received a report around 11:19 p.m. and had the fire out by 11:40 p.m.

Five residents are now displaced. No one was injured.

LONGVIEW — Firefighters are responding to a structure fire in Longview.

Officials tell KFXK the fire is burning in the 1400 block of East Timpson Street.

KFXK will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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