On Feb. 7, 2021 at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Longview Fire Department responded to 1900 Mary Jane Drive for a reported residential structure fire. Crew arrived to find fire that originated in the kitchen and spread to the attic. The fire was brought under control in approximately five minutes but not before doing an estimated $15,000 in damage. The home did have working smoke detectors. There were no reported injuries, and three occupants were assisted by the Red Cross.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, cooking fires remain the #1 cause of residential fires in the U.S. Statics gathered from 2014 – 2016, showed there were 188,800 cooking fire that caused 195 deaths and 463 million dollars in damage to residential buildings.
The Longview Fire Department responded with 3 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks, 1 ambulance and 4 support vehicles for a total of 21 personnel.