Goodrich Fire Chief Ken Hambrick (right) and Trooper David Morris investigate a burned out Suburban that was apparently abandoned.
Unexplained Vehicle Fire on US-59, GOODRICH, February 3, 2009 - At approximately 12 noon on February 3, 2009 a car fire was reported on US-59 south-bound in Goodrich. Both the Goodrich and Livingston Fire Departments responded to a 1991 GMC Suburban that, upon arrival by firemen, was engulfed in flames on the right side of the road. DPS Troopers Kevin Burman and David Morris were also dispatched to the scene. The vehicle (which had Arkansas license plates) appeared to have been abandoned. Firemen led by Chiefs Kenneth Hambrick and Corky Cochran were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes after it was initially reported. One lane of traffic was blocked as the incident was being investigated and cleared. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a rollback wrecker from Ken's towing. The cause of the fire and whoever the owner is, is under investigation. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 12:40 pm.
Flame retardant foam used by firemen fill the interior which was completely charred.
Polk County Sheriff Deputy Glen Edwards had one lane blocked as the scene was being investigated.
The vehicle sported Arkansas plates.
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