JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating how a patrol cruiser became engulfed in flames.
On Sunday around noon, the deputy assigned to the car was dispatched to a 911 call on the 9000 block of Middle Warren Road. When he returned to his patrol cruiser, he noticed flames in the engine compartment and immediately radioed to dispatch, who contacted the Highway 15 Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish the fire.
According to Major Lafayette Woods Jr., the deputy’s service issued shotgun was able to be removed, but not before several rounds of live ammunition were set off. The deputy was unharmed.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to contact police.