Fire Heavily Damages Galloway Motel, LIVINGSTON, November 24, 2009 - At approximately 1 am on November 24, 2009, a fire was reported at the Galloway Motel in downtown Livingston. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Officers from the Livingston Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Deputies, and City of Livingston Fire Marshal, Mark Taylor. According to Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran, the fire originated in unit number 15. Three units were heavily damaged, and 2 units were moderately damaged. Manager Shellie Flournoy could only stand by and watch as firemen put out the fire, but not before the units possibly totaled. All traffic on Business 59 was blocked while firemen battled the blaze and had hoses laid across the road that were receiving water from a fire hydrant. Once the flames were put out, firemen discovered a gas leak coming from unit 15. Within minutes, the source was shut off. Cochran stated to PolkCountyToday.com that while they know which unit the fire originated in, the exact cause is not known, but is under investigation.
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