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Longview fire crews respond to smoke at Citizens National Bank

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Longview fire crews say an exhaust fan in an employee bathroom is to blame for a bank filling with smoke.

Chief Roger Groves with the Longview fire department says his crew was called to the Citizens National Bank on Gilmer Road Tuesday evening.

The exhaust fan overheated, and burned the motor inside. Groves tells KLTV 7 that a slight, hazy smoke filled parts of the building. A passerby alerted the fire department after seeing smoke coming out of one of the vents on the roof. No smoke or fire alarm ever sounded.

Groves said there were no flames present when fire crews arrived, so extinguishing agents were not used. Fire crews simply used fans to get the smoke out of the building.

We're told the plastic exhaust fan was melted, but the fire did not spread because the fan was surrounded by brick.

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