A fire engine from Livingston Fire Dept. sits in the yard of homeowners Chris and Kieshi Hubbs.
Young Married Couple Nearly Lose Home in Fire, LIVINGSTON, August 10, 2010 - At approximately 9:45 am on August 10, 2010, homeowner Chris Hubbs was changing the oil on his car at his residence located at 770 Crosstimbers in the subdivision of Forest Springs. Chris spotted smoke coming from his house, according to Chris, when he opened the back door the house was filled with thick smoke. Chris immediately called 911 and the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with 3 fire engines. Also dispatched was Americare Ambulance Service and Deputies Terri Mayer and Kendall Stewart with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. A short time later Chris' wife Keashi (pronounced Keesha) returned from work. Both were visibly overcome with sadness at the site of their home and possessions burning. The firemen had the fire out very quickly but the interior of the house was severely damaged and the Hubbs nearly lost their home. To add to the pain, they lost 2 dogs who died from smoke inhalation. The dogs belonged to Keashi's sister who only died just a year earlier and they took in the dogs. Fortunately no people were injured in the fire. Hubbs did have homeowner's insurance. The firemen had the fire completely extinguished by 10:15 am. The scene was cleared by 10:30.
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