Both the Springfield Fire Division and the Springfield Police Division are investigating a case of arson after a car was reported “set ablaze.”
The investigation began after the fire division was dispatched around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday to the 1600 block of Charles Street for a vehicle on fire, according to a Springfield police report.
When crews arrived, they found a purple,2003 Lincoln Town car “set ablaze” and were able to extinguish the fire without further incident.
Officers were dispatched shortly after, around 7:30 a.m., to investigate the vehicle fire as an arson, the report said. When they arrived, officers spoke with the victim who “stated at an unknown time during the night, her vehicle was set on fire,” the report said.
The victim told officers she parked her car around midnight in front of the house and woke up around 6 a.m. — to fire crews putting out the fire.
The victim said she is unsure how or why her car was set on fire.
“(The victim) advised this is her second vehicle fire in a month, but dispatch was unable to locate the first incident she spoke about,” the report said.
According to the report, police have no witnesses or suspects in the arson.
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