An Ambulance blocks the US-59 entrance to Wal-Mart in Livingston.
2 Vehicles Burn in Fire Scare at Wal-Mart Parking Lot, LIVINGSTON, June 29, 2009 - At approximately 1:25 pm on June 29, 2009, a customer parked a green Buick Regal in the parking lot at the Livingston Wal-Mart Super Center. According to the customer, when she turned off her engine, she noticed it had ignited and flames were coming from the engine compartment. In a matter of seconds the front half of the Buick was in flames. The flames spread to a red Ford F-250 parked directly in front of the Buick (nose to nose). The Ford engine compartment was also quickly engulfed in flames. Shortly after the volatile situation began, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Arrived and put the fire out, but not before both vehicles were totaled. Several branches of local law enforcement were present, including DPS Trooper Kevin Burman, Livingston Fire Marshall Mark Taylor, and Livingston Police Officer Kevin Ward. One quadrant of the parking lot was blocked off during emergency operations and clean up. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident which was cleared before 3 pm.
The green Buick (right) caught fire first, which quickly spread to the Ford pickup.
DPS Trooper Kevin Burman (left) stands nearby.
Livingston Police Officer Kevin Ward looks on.
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