SFPD: Overnight Vehicle Fire Suspicious

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Police are investigating an overnight vehicle fire believed to be arson.

Crews were called to the area of East Austin Street and North Van Eps Ave shortly before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning for reports of a car on fire. A woman was returning home from work a realized an orange glow coming from a car and noticed it was on fire and called police.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue had the fire put out within five minutes of being on scene.

“The vehicle fires, with the exception of the last few in the last few weeks is pretty rare it’s not something we see all the time. The reasons,  it could be a revenge thing, it could be kids playing around, or it could just be someone who wanted to do it. We’ve really seen a lot of things over the years, but obviously there is a potential for others to get harmed, ” said Officer Sam Clemens

No injures have been reported at this time.

Police are still investigating the car fire but at this time they believe it is suspicious and is considered arson.

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