ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There’s no word yet on who is responsible for a fire that burned two cars on a local college campus early Wednesday morning but two pieces of evidence have investigators convinced it wasn’t an accident.

Shortly after firefighters put out the blaze that destroyed a Honda Pilot and another car on the Missouri Baptist University campus, they spotted a rag sticking out of the gas tank of one of the vehicles.

Creve Coeur Fire Protection District Deputy Fire Marshall Jerry McQueen said they found another piece of evidence nearby.

“There’s a gas can that was approximately fifty yards from where one of the vehicles that was on fire was at,” he said.

McQueen said the Pilot is owned by the university and they are trying to identify the owner of the other car. The call came in at about 4:30 as a car fire at One College Park Drive. When firefighters arrived, the Pilot was engulfed in flames and the car next to it was burning.


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