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County Vehicle Catches on Fire


Scott County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Jerry Goodin

News Release


111 South First Street                                                                   

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170

Date 08/13/2021


Immediate Release: 


County Police Car Catches on Fire

Scott:  On August 12, 2021, during vehicle maintenance, a county police car caught on fire while being test driven by an employee of the Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred around 3:15 PM on U.S. #31 near Moonglo Road.  Deputies arrived at the scene and the fire was extinguished.  Scott County EMS transported the employee to the Scott Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.  He was released a short time later.

The preliminary investigation shows the fire appeared to be an electrical wiring fire that started in the trunk of the car.  The fire was not a result of the mechanical work being done on the car at the time.

The car has major smoke damage and electrical wiring damage.

Media Note: No Photos Available.



Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff's Office (812)752-8400

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