According to witnesses, a woman and a dog could be heard coming from the burning RV, but remains of neither were found inside the burned out vehicle (Trooper Kevin Burman pictured).
Mysterious RV Fire on US-59, NEW WILLARD, January 19, 2014 - At approximately 7:45 pm on January 18, 2014, an RV fire was reported from US-59 south-bound side. According to witnesses, the RV was rolling down 59 and caught fire. The driver pulled over to the right shoulder of the pavement. Witnesses stated that as they approached the burning vehicle, the forward section of the vehicle was engulfed in flames (including the door to exit the vehicle). The witnesses stated that they could hear a woman inside the RV and that they heard a dog bark. Firemen from Livingston Volunteer Fire Department arrived and, after about 20 minutes had the fire extinguished. The RV burned completely with just a metal frame, tire rims, and the vehicle chassis remaining. Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched and was quickly joined by fellow Trooper, Kevin Burman. Traffic on both sides of 59 was blocked as the fire was being extinguished (the fire had spread to the center median of the highway, and to the grass on the south-bound side). Once the fire was completely extinguished, firemen and the troopers began a search for human remains, however, after combing through the wreckage, no remains were found. Investigators from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to sift through the wreckage. At time of press, no remains have been found. One of the big questions is, where are the occupant(s) of the RV? The accident remains under investigation.