Livingston Volunteer Fire Department saved the home from total destruction.
Fire Nearly Totals House on Sherman Street, LIVINGSTON, September 7, 2009 - At approximately 1 am on September 7, 2009, a house fire was reported at 308 Sherman Street in Livingston. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire. According to witnesses, when Livingston Police arrived a window was found open in the back of the house. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with two fire engines and a host of firemen (led by Chief Corky Cochran). Heavy smoke billowed from the house that was reportedly fully involved. The fire started in the back left bedroom of the house and is suspicious in nature. Livingston Fire Marshal Mark Taylor was on hand to investigate. Also at the scene were Livingston Police Officers Kevin Ward, Darrell Newman, and Sergeant Ronnie Bogany. Nobody was hurt during the incident. According to home owner Eric Wood (who doesn't reside in the house), the home has been unoccupied for about a week. Wood did not have insurance on the home. The fire was out by 1:55 am and is under investigation.
A special thank you to Assignment Editor, Stash Anderson.