Brandon police investigating multiple vehicle fires


Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

Between Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2019, two separate vehicles were discovered to have interior damage in the form of charred materials and smoke damage. There was no damage to the vehicles exteriors. Both vehicles were parked in the 700 block of McDiarmid drive. It is unknown exactly when the damage occurred, as both vehicles were discovered after the fact, and one of them was not discovered until Monday. It is also unknown exactly what caused the damage. Both vehicles were towed for further investigation.

A third vehicle fire occurred in the 1000 block of Russell Street between 2:00 am and 2:30 am on Monday morning. A witness observed a suspect start the fire in the truck cab before taking off. The witness was then able to extinguish the fire. In this incident, the suspect started the fire by lighting a can of gas. This vehicle was also towed for further investigation. It is unknown if these vehicle fires are related. Anyone with information to these fires is encouraged to contact Brandon Police Service