On January 12, 2021 at about 12:45 p.m. the Longview Fire Department responded to 128 E. Melton St. for a reported residential structure fire. When the fire department arrived they found the structure heavily involved with fire. Crews were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes but not before three of the family pets died as a result of the fire. There was no one home at the time of the fire. One firefighter was treated on the scene for a minor burn. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Longview Fire Department responded with 3 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 ambulance and 4 support vehicles for a total of 21 personnel.