At 1015am Wednesday morning Cleveland Fire Department received a 911 reporting a neighbors home on fire on County Road 328 North. The location is just south of Cleveland on FM 1010. With Plum Grove and Tarkington assisting crews arrived to find a home with heavy fire conditions. Cleveland firefighters were able to get inside and put a quick stop to the fire, however the home did suffer heavy damage.
Several years ago this same home was in the news when the owner at the time was overseas in the military and squatters moved into the home and started selling his property in a yard sale.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Liberty County Fire Marshal.