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Fire destroys real estate office in Longview

Firefighters could see a smoke column several blocks away.

LONGVIEW, Wash. -- A fire destroyed a real estate office near the intersection of Oregon Way and Alabama in Longview.

Several people called 911 to report the fire around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Firefighters could see a smoke column several blocks away. They found the fire in a double wide "Job Shack," one of many mobile homes located at Wheel Estate Mobile Home Services.

Crews had the fire under control in less than 20 minutes. The building was heavily damaged and is considered a total loss.

No one was inside the building when the fire broke out.

Investigators say the blaze started in the back corner of a room that appeared to be used as sleeping quarters. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.