On Dec. 4, 2020 about 10:40 p.m. the Longview Fire Department responded to 3120 Estes Parkway, The Express Inn, for a reported structure fire. When fire department crews arrived they found a mattress on the second floor balcony that was on fire and was spreading to the structure. According to the occupant that found the fire, he and another occupant saw the mattress on fire inside a room and pulled it onto the balcony. They used trash cans of water to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is believed to have started from improperly cared for smoking paraphernalia.
The Longview Fire Department responded to this fire with 3 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 ambulance and 4 support vehicles for a total of 21 personnel.