On February 28, 2017 at approximately 4:49 pm the Longview Fire Department responded to 404 Richardson Street for a reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene and found fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished quickly and the majority of the damage was contained to the kitchen. It was determined that the cause of the fire was from a fire on top of the stove that extended into the cabinets.
Unattended cooking remains one of the top causes of structure fires in the nation. Citizens should always be aware of combustible items close to the stove and have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and know how to use it.