Structure Fire in Goodrich, GOODRICH, December 1, 2008 - What was reported as a "House Fire" turned out to be a storage shed fire in the Riverlakes subdivision of Goodrich. Shortly after 11 pm on November 30, 2008 a call came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office of a house fire located at Eisenhower and Dogwood. Because it was a "house fire", it is treated with extra urgency, this means the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department AND the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department respond. Both departments responded with fire engines and led by their chiefs (Kenneth Hambrick and Corky Cochran). Upon arrival it was discovered the fire was a shed fire, nevertheless, the firemen from both departments did their jobs. In addition to firemen, 3 Polk County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched. The fire was put out shortly before midnight. According to witnesses, the owner of the storage shed, David Hogan of Goodrich, had built a fire for relaxation between his residence and his storage shed. Witnesses said that Hogan had been relaxing and drinking in a lawn chair and passed out in a state of intoxication (only to awaken and find his storage shed fully involved). Hogan then allegedly called it in as a house fire.
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