LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A fire at Maverick on 614 Gilmer Road left one person dead on Thursday, according to Longview Fire Department.
The victim was identified as Timothy Allen Finley, 59, of Longview, LFD said.
The Longview Fire Department said the apartment fire happened at around 5:22 a.m. on Thursday. Officials said that when fire crews arrived they saw heavy smoke pouring out from the apartment.
Firefighters were able to extract one person from the fire and he was transported to a local hospital where he was declared dead, officials said. Longview Fire Department said that the fire was contained to the kitchen and that adjacent apartments suffered from smoke and water damage.
Officials said that they extinguished the fire but that the building suffered $50,000 in damage and that the building’s occupants have been displaced. The residents are being assisted by the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is unknown but officials are investigating.
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