Kentucky town's only police car destroyed in fire

Published: Jul. 6, 2016 at 8:47 PM EDT
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Officials in the City of Vicco said their only police car caught fire on Sunday.

The car once belonged to the police chief but had been sitting on Main Street ever since he left one year ago.

Firefighters said by the time they showed up, the car was already destroyed. One door was opened the night of the fire, but no one knew how it happened.

"Well, I was pretty well shocked because when they called me, they said it was burned ... they didn't say how bad," City Commissioner Harry Ward said. "When I came around the corner, I saw it was burned up."

An arson investigator with Kentucky State Police picked up the case to determine if it was an accident or deliberate.

"We're here trying to look into it to see if we can figure out if anybody did it, if it was an accident, or it wasn't an accident," Arson Investigator Randy Gabbard said. "At this point, we really don't know. It's just the start of the investigation at this point."

Kentucky State Police said they did not have any suspects.