The backside of this historic home was severely burned.
Home That is Livingston Historical Land Mark Damaged in Fire, LIVINGSTON, April 22, 2009 - A home that was built in the 1870s and is a designated historical land mark in Livingston was damaged Wednesday night when a fire that started in the attached garage totaled the backside of the building. The fire at 725 Oakhurst, was discovered and reported at approximately 9:30 pm. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and led by Chief Corky Cochran and Assistant Chief John Haynes. Firemen sprayed fire retardant foam on the fire and were able to completely have the fire doused shortly before 10 pm. A wooden fence that runs adjacent to the garage was partially destroyed. Firemen worked through garage and the entire house ensuring the fire was completely put out. Holes were burned through the roof of the garage. The garage also sustained heavy smoke damage. Also at the scene were Livingston Police Officers Ashley Brame and Sergeant Scott Paske and Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant Rob Thomas. The occupants of the home (Cleo and Johnetta Proctor) were not home when the fire occurred and nobody was injured in the incident.
Attached Garage on right, partially destroyed wooden fence on left.
A quick reaction from these Livingston Firemen saved the entire home from being totaled.
Livingston Police Officer Ashley Brame.
Flames burned holes in the roof of the attached garage.
A large section of the wooden fence completely burned.
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