Muscogee Co. Marshal’s Office vehicle catches fire

Muscogee Co. Marshal’s Office vehicle catches fire
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)
(Source: Marshal Greg Countryman Facebook)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One of the Muscogee County Marshal's Office's patrol vehicles is a total loss after catching fire overnight.

Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman confirmed that a fire was sparked underneath the vehicle in the early hours of the morning.

Arson investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was electrical. Fire investigators say it possibly began from the battery saver.

The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and the deputy assigned to the vehicle was at home asleep when the fire occurred and is not injured.

Countryman says that as the city is self-insured, the decision to approve funding for a new vehicle will be left up to the Columbus City Council.

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