The combined effort of Harrison County and Longview firefighters extinguished a Thursday blaze at Stream-Flo oilfield equipment supplier on the Harrison County side of Longview.
“Longview Fire Department received the initial report of heavy smoke in the area of Page Road and Loop 281 at 4:33 a.m.,” said Harrison County Fire Marshal Duana “DJ” Couch.
Following their arrival, the fire department subsequently notified Harrison County officials about 5 a.m. and requested mutual aid.
The location was originally believed to be inside the Longview city limits. Longview Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal David Harris verified that the structure was on the Harrison County side of Longview and notified the county’s fire marshal at 5:43 a.m.
“When I got there, approximately 23 firetrucks and apparatus and 41 personnel were on the scene,” Couch said. “There was very, very heavy smoke. It seemed a lot worse than what it actually was.”
Once Couch arrived, Harris turned the investigation over to her. Per the preliminary investigation, officials suspect the fire was caused by a possible wiring issue.
She applauded all fire agencies for a job well done on the collaborative effort.
“They did an absolute outstanding job,” the fire marshal said. “They did a fantastic job with the protection of the property around that business because they (contained) it in that file room.
“They did an exceptionally well job, all of us working together with neighboring counties,” she added. “We all just worked together so well, and that’s a blessing; it’s an advantage in protecting our property and saving lives.”
The building was vacant at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.