On April 30, 2022 at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Longview Fire Department responded to a two alarm structure fire at 600 W. Avalon for a reported fire in an apartment complex. When units arrived they reported heavy fire conditions coming from an upstairs apartment. There were additional reports of tenants in the adjacent apartment unit being trapped and not able to exit their apartment due to the flames and smoke. Firefighters were able to rescue the trapped tenant without injury and control the fire before spreading to additional units within the building. Two people were treated on scene but did not require transport to the hospital. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is believed to be accidental in nature.
The Longview Fire Department responded to this fire with 6 fire engines, 3 ladder trucks, 2 ambulance and 6 support vehicles.