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Fire scorches Longview apartment complex for second time

Fire scorches Longview apartment complex for second time
KEVIN GREEN
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 8:27am

A roof fire displaced four residents from a Longview apartment complex Tuesday, almost exactly a year after another blaze with a similar cause burned down a building at the complex.

Tuesday’s fire at Regency Park Apartments was blamed on crews working on the roof of Building 4, said Longview Fire Investigator Jimmy Purcell.

On Nov. 1, 2012, a fire was started by roofers using a blowtorch on Building 8. That fire displaced 12 residents from eight units, said Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary. It was not immediately clear whether the crews working Tuesday were from the same company as the crews in 2012. 

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