A double wide mobile home rent house, owned by Lowell Benton burned at 626 Bobby Baer Road in Wild Country Lake Estates.
Double Wide Mobile Home Burns in South Polk County, WILD COUNTRY, October 24, 2016 - At approximately 7:30 pm on October 24, 2016, a mobile home fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The South Polk County Fire Department was dispatched to 626 Bobby Baer Road and soon called for backup. Men and trucks from Livingston, North Liberty County, and Tarkington soon arrived to assist. The mobile home is reportedly owned by Lowell Benton of South Polk County. One end of the mobile home was engulfed in flames. Additionally, Deputy Teddy "Precious" Simms with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched. A crew from Sam Houston Electric Cooperative arrived to deal with damaged power lines. The home appeared to be totaled. It is not known to PolkCountyToday.com whether or not Benton had insurance. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Smoke was billowing from the exterior walls and the roof of the home.
The floor of the mobile home was glowing red.
Deputy Teddy "Precious" Simms (center) initiated a preliminary investigation into the cause of the fire (Trooper Nick Hatton pictured at left).
Bo the dog (aka "Boat") was running around at the scene.
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