Firemen extinguish a mobile home fire at 197 Jock Road in the Menard Creek Subdivision.
Fire Totals Mobile Home, SODA, February 12, 2016 - Shortly before 8 pm on February 12, 2016, a mobile home fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Firemen from Livingston Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 197 Jock Road in the Menard Creek Subdivision off 190 East to find the home partially engulfed in flames. The firemen (backed up by the Alabama Coushatta VFD) got the flames extinguished but due to fire, smoke, and water damage, the mobile home is likely totaled. The home is owned by Sandra Gressett who lived there with her 13 year old son. Her son stated that he was in one end of the house and plugged in an air conditioner and flames shot out of the outlet. He ran to get some baking soda to put on the fire and when he got back to the room it was already out of control. Gressett was reportedly at work when the fire happened. Deputy Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to launch a preliminary investigation. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident, however, and very sadly, a German Shepherd, a turtle and a two fish did perish. Gressett had no home owner's insurance.
Deputy Victor White launched a preliminary investigation into the cause of the fire.
Heidi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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