Firefighters investigate vehicle fire

October 24, 2013

A vehicle fire is under investigation by the Durant Fire Department and the Durant Police Department.

Firefighters were dispatched at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday to Fite’s Trailer Park on South 19th Ave.

When firefighters arrived, the vehicle owner, Jeff English, had put out the fire by using a water hose and fire extinguisher, according to a fire department report.

English told firefighters his dogs woke him up and when he looked out a window, he saw a man open the driver’s-side door, throw something inside, and then run away, the report stated.

He said he then heard an explosion and when he went outside, his vehicle was on fire. The vehicle, which had extensive damage to the interior, was a total loss.