Deputies investigating 'suspicious' car fire
A suspicious fire destroyed a 2002 Dodge Stratus in Ypsilanti Township early Wednesday morning, and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating, fire officials said.
Ypsilanti Township Fire Department Fire Marshal Vic Chevrette said firefighters went at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday to Ohio Street for a report of a vehicle on fire. The vehicle’s owner called 911 after discovering the car ablaze.
Chevrette said the car, valued at about $4,000, was a total loss. No one was injured in the fire, and the flames were under control by 5 a.m. Firefighters cleared the scene in about 15 minutes, he said.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Geoffrey Fox confirmed Wednesday the sheriff’s office is investigating the incident. He said there are no suspects at this time. Investigators are working to determine how the fire was started.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).
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