said a police vehicle caught fire while in the municipal police lot on Sunday.
According to Sgt. Andy Aninsman, the vehicle and an adjacent employee vehicle were completely destroyed. Another employee sustained minor damage.
Aninsman said that due to the intense heat and flames, several rounds of ammunition discharged from the police vehicle, which temporarily impaired the responding police officers from extinguishing the fire and move adjacent police and employee vehicles.
Once fire personnel arrived they too were temporarily impaired until the area was deemed safe.
The fire is considered suspicious and an investigation is underway.