A fire in a commercial area near the intersection of Oregon Way and Alabama Street in Longview gutted a building at a mobile home business Wednesday afternoon.
At around 4 p.m., Longview Fire and Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue were dispatched after 911 operators received several calls about smoke and flames coming from a real-estate office.
Firefighters spotted a smoke column from several blocks away, but based on the address and building identification, they were uncertain which building was on fire as there were no real-estate offices in the area.
Upon arrival Longview Fire discovered a fire in a doublewide “job shack,” one of many mobile homes at Wheel Estate Mobile Home Services.
The company specializes in moving mobile homes.