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Motel room destroyed, no injuries in fire early Tuesday
Polk County Enterprise - November 2009
LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Fire Marshal’s office is probing the cause of a fire that broke out at Galloway’s Motel at 104 S. Washington St. in Livingston at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday. Twenty-one firefighters responded with three fire trucks and found flames coming out of one of the rooms. Fire Chief Corky Cochran said there was heavy fire damage to Unit 15 and the rooms on the right and left side of it sustained some damage. “We pulled down the ceiling in those rooms to make sure the fire didn’t spread from one room to another,” Cochran said. Motel management staff told firefighters the room was occupied, but no one was found in the room when the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and Livingston Police arrived. No injuries were reported. Fire Marshal Mark Taylor said Tuesday he was conducting followup interviews with all the people that were at the motel at the time of the fire. “They have all left town,” Taylor said. Trailer destroyed in suspicious early morning fire Sunday Livingston firefighters had to cut a lock on a fence surrounding a vacant trailer to enable fire apparatus to battle a blaze in the Eastern Oaks Subdivision east of Livingston at 12:24 a.m. Sunday, LVFD reports show. Cochran said the trailer at 378 Encinco appeared to have been unoccupied for some time. “The yard was grown up and the electricity had been turned off,” Cochran said. The trailer was fully involved when neighbors spotted the fire. “It’s kind of suspicious in origin,” Cochran said. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Polk County Fire Marshal Jay Barbee. Fifteen firefighters and four trucks from Livingston were joined by Indian Springs VFD, who sent two trucks and six firefighters, and the Alabama- Coushatta Tribe’s two trucks and three firefighters.