Heavy smoke billows from a bay door at Frank's Transmission shop off US-146 a couple of miles south of the Livingston City Limits on Friday evening.
Strange Circumstances in Transmission Shop Fire, LIVINGSTON, February 15, 2014 - Shortly after 9pm on February 14, 2014, a fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Firemen and pumper trucks arrived at Frank's Transmissions located at 3905 US-146 South (a couple of miles south of the Livingston City Limits) to find heavy smoke pouring from the metal building. Additionally, Corporal Terry White and Deputy Byron Dunaway (both with the Polk County Sheriff's Office) were dispatched to the scene. Firemen entered the building and found that the fire was coming from a black Pontiac sedan inside the transmission shop. The car had been sitting in the shop suspended in the air by the hydraulic vehicle lift. Firemen were able to douse the fire and save the business. It is not known PolkCountyToday.com what caused the vehicle to ignite (seemingly by itself). The incident remains under investigation. Nobody was injured in the incident.