Report: Fire that burned 2 vehicles in Springfield believed to be an arson

Springfield Police and Fire Divisions are investigating a vehicle fire reported early Wednesday morning as an arson.

Officers responded around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday to the 1000 block of Broadway Street to assist with a vehicle on fire, according to a Springfield police report.

When police arrived, they found a Lincoln Continental on fire.

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“The engine compartment was fully engulfed in flames and the part of the passenger compartment was in flames,” the report stated.

Officers also found the vehicle parked in front of the Lincoln, a GMS Sierra, to have fire damage as well.

“The tailgate to the truck had the paint burnt off of it and the seals on the cap were melted. The bumper was discolored and melted,” the report stated.

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Springfield Fire Division was also on scene putting the fire out. One firefighter told officers that the cause of the fire was not able to be determined at this time, but it was possible it started on the passenger side of the vehicle by the wheel, the report stated.

No other suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield Fire and Police Divisions continue their investigation into this arson incident.

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