Corrigan Fire Chief, John Walter Cobb, near Beaver Creek off FM-352 on January 22, 2014.
Forest Fire in North Polk County Starts from Controlled Burn, CORRIGAN, January 22, 2014 - During the 11am hour on January 22, 2013, a timber company was conducting a controlled burn near Beaver Creek off FM-352 when the burn got out of control. Volunteer fire departments from Corrigan, Livingston, and Alabama Coushatta Reservation sent men and trucks to the scene. Additionally, the Texas Forest Service dispatched men and heavy equipment to help get the fire under control. Two storage buildings were totaled, a 100 acre tract of land was scorched, and an unspecified total of other forest burned. The fire was completely under control after nearly 3 hours.
Earlier in the day, the Livingston VFD was dispatched to two other forest fires (one of Bird Road, and another in South Polk County).
Conditions are dry and dangerous for burning. Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran recommends contacting the Texas Forest Service for an update on conditions before burning anything.