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EPFD responds to emergency call of vehicle fire

The Eagle Pass Fire Department (EPFD) responded to an emergency call on Saturday evening at approximately 10:15 pm; when a call was placed by Union Pacific Railroad Police of a vehicle on fire in the Thompson Road Canal area.

EPFD, the Maverick County Sheriff and Constable Pct-3 AB Departments arrived at the scene and found a motor vehicle completely engulfed in flames.

They proceeded to extinguish the vehicle as quickly as possible to search the vehicle to make sure that no one was inside the vehicle while it burned.

Luckily, no one was inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was totally damaged.

Maverick County Sheriff Deputies began to try to identify who the vehicle could belong to. The task at that point was a hard task as the vehicles license plates and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) were completely gone. The vehicle was determined to be a late model White Dodge Dart between 2013 to 2016 its last year in production.

A search of the area for any clues was then conducted. As Deputies and Fire crew waited for the Eagle Pass Fire Marshall to arrive a call came in from the Sheriff Department Dispatch Center that a White Dodge Dart was reported stolen minutes from Vanessa St. In the Eagle Heights area after a vehicle matching its description was found completely engulfed in flames on the other side of town.

It’s unknown if the vehicle is the same one reported stolen because the vehicle is unrecognizable due to it being completely destroyed by the fire.

The vehicle found did not appear to have crashed and was parked away from the side of the road. No one was around to claim the vehicle as well.

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