Woodford County

Suspicious vehicle fires under investigation

For the second time in three days, Central Kentucky firefighters responded to a suspicious fire in an abandoned vehicle.

The latest incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, when firefighters from Midway responded to a small Chevrolet SUV on fire in northern Woodford County, said Larry Craig, a captain with the Woodford County Fire Department. Craig said the fire is suspicious.

"It had some wood in the floorboards," Craig said. "The license plate was burned up too bad. You couldn't find the VIN (vehicle identification number) on it."

The SUV had been pulled into a drive near a barn on Moores Mill Road, a winding lane near the Scott County line.

Around 3 a.m. Monday, Scott County firefighters responded to the fire of a pickup truck parked off U.S. 25 and underneath an Interstate 75 bridge. The truck had been stolen from out of state, said Jim Kanavy, a fire investigator for the Scott County Fire Department. Kentucky State Police are also investigating that fire.

It's too early to say whether the two fires are related, Kanavy said. Versailles police did not return calls on the Woodford fire investigation.