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3/20/2014 4:20:00 PM
GPD investigating possible arson

The Greenwood Police is investigating a possible arson after a truck was found ablaze in Mill Pond early Wednesday morning.

According to a GPD report, officers were dispatched to 207 Vintage Court just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire. When officers arrived, they found a blue 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck fully engulfed in flames in the driveway. Greenwood Fire Department No. 1 responded and extinguished the fire.

According to the report, the fire began in the bed of the truck where there were a number of folded cardboard boxes and a bucket of freshly laundered wash cloths. The fire melted the gas cap on the truck and the fumes from the gas in the gas tank continued to fuel the fire. The heat from the flames shattered the rear window of the truck and caught the interior of the truck on fire. Fire officials told police that the fire was set intentionally, but an accelerant did not appear to have been used.

According to the report, a neighbor across the street first spotted the fire after hearing the intermittent sound of the truck’s horn. The neighbor initially thought his bushes were on fire, but discovered the truck engulfed in flames when he went outside to check on the bushes. The neighbor flagged down a passerby and asked him to notify the owner of the truck while he called 911.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.







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