Fire Damages Fairway Apartments in Longview (Photo)
Longview and Cowlitz 2 Fire Rescue units responded to an apartment fire at the Fairway Apartments, 3858 Pennsylvania Avenue in Longview at 12:36 pm today. First arriving units found a fire involving the two-story exterior wall of an apartment building. The fire appeared to have originated with smoking materials discarded in bark dust and shrubs, spreading to the building.
Firefighters rapidly knocked the fire down, and spent an hour on scene pulling charred siding off the building and checking for hot spots. Ten civilians were evacuated from the building as a precaution, but were allowed back in after firefighters determined that it was safe. No firefighters or civilians were injured.