VICCO — Over the Independence Day weekend, a police car that, at one time, belonged to the Vicco Police Chief burned to nothing but a shell, while it was parked on Main Street in Vicco. The fire occurred on July 3. According to officials with the City of Vicco, the Police Chief left the position last year. Since then, the car has remained parked in the spot where it caught on fire.
Normally, the annual Vicco Bash takes place during the 4th of July holiday, and was originally set for July 2 this year. Vicco had to reschedule the Bash for Labor Day weekend. However, there is no evidence at this time to indicate the rescheduling and the fire are related. In fact, at last report, investigators were still trying to determine if the fire was arson related or caused accidentally. No suspects have been named.
When fire crews were alerted and arrived on the scene, the vehicle was already burned beyond saving. The passenger-side door was open, although officials have not yet stated whether or not they believe the door was broken into. The vehicle had liability insurance, so the City will not receive any money through insurance coverage to compensate for the loss.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.