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Neighboring Smoke
Neighboring Smoke
Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Longview Home (Photo) - 01/06/18

On January 5th at 3:58 PM Longview and Cowlitz 2 firefighters were dispatched to a report of flames and smoke visible from the back side of a residence located at 324 Beech Street, in Longview. When the initial firefighters arrived the entire neighborhood was immersed in heavy white diffused smoke making it hard to determine what and where the fire was located. During their reconnaissance survey the firefighters determined the fire was burning on the back side of the house, in an area that could be described as an attached storeroom built under the carport.

Initial firefighting actions were applied to the back of the home with additional fire companies using the alley for access. Subsequent arriving firefighters were tasked to perform a primary search to locate possible victims and to control fire that spread to the interior from a kitchen window that broke from the heat of the fire.

Firefighters determined that although the home still had interior belongings and was later deemed vacant. Due to the extensive fire, smoke, and water damage the structure is considered uninhabitable and a total loss. The fire was declared under control at 4:30PM, although firefighters worked for several hours extinguishing hidden fires and conducting overhaul to assure a full extinguishment.

Fire investigators are currently processing the scene to determine origin and cause. There were no reports of injuries or displaced occupants. The building has been boarded up for security reasons.

Public Display
Public Display
Longview - Fireworks Stand Locations and Rules for a Safe New Year (Photo) - 12/28/17

The City of Longview has approved two Fireworks Retail locations for the upcoming New Year celebration.

The two permitted stands are located at:
Walmart
540 7th Ave,
Longview, WA

Safeway
2930 Ocean Beach Hwy
Longview, WA

The approved stands are allowed to sell Fireworks starting December 27thh through December 31st from 12:00 Noon until 11:oo PM.

Important! Discharge for Fireworks is only permitted on December 31st (New Years Eve) 12/31 from 6:00 pm until 1:00 am on January 1st.

Provisions governing Fireworks in the State of Washington is outlined in the Washington Administrative Code -- WAC -- 212-17

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