Smith County car fire under investigation; Possible car theft

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 9:57am

Smith County Fire officials tell Fox 51, they were dispatched to a car fire in the Noonday area around 10:30 pm on Monday.

A 2000 Nissan SUV was on fire on CR 1108, near FM 2661.
Firefighters extinguished the fire, but the vehicle was destroyed. Nobody was near the vehicle at the time of the fire.

Investigators were able to run a license plate number, and contacted the owner of the vehicle.
The owner told officials that she believed her SUV was in her driveway the whole time.

Authorities are not sure whether a friend or family member took the vehicle, or whether it was an unrelated party.
Fire officials are investigating the incident.



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