Longview fire evacuees thankful homes are still standing

Longview Williams Street Fire Update

LONGVIEW - Several homeowners on Williams Street were forced to evacuate the area.

“Went through and got a laundry basket, put in my bible, devotional books, some clothing and got my two little dogs and evacuated,” Carolyn Wynn says.

Fire investigators tell us heavy winds made it tougher to contain the fire.

When it was all over, more than 20 acres were burned.

After several hours battling the fire, firefighters report no injuries or damage to homes.

While investigators may not know what caused the grass fire, they are clear on Gregg County having a Burn Ban.

Buzz Comfort says he believes someone wasn't following the ban.

For Comfort and other people i spoke with this fire was something they're used to seeing in East Texas.

Regardless of how the fire started, both Comfort and Wynn say they are glad no one was hurt.

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