The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a vehicle fire Tuesday on Tobacco Road in Sitka.
“The gentleman driving the truck is actually on home confinement right now, but he’s allowed to be out between the hours of (7 a.m. and 5 p.m.),” said
Deputy Jason Arms. “He said he thought the car might be stolen, so when it caught on fire, he took off running.”
The W. R. Castle Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to get the vehicle fire extinguished.
Deputy Arms said he was able to locate the driver. After running the license plate and vehicle identification number, authorities have not been able to identify the vehicle as having been stolen, but will be following up with the identified owner.
Arms said no charges have been filed and the driver has been released, but the investigation is ongoing.