Conroe police car catches fire while officer responds to service call; no injuries reported

Something exploded as the vehicle was in flames yesterday
March 27, 2014 3:46:16 AM PDT
Conroe police are trying to determine what caused one of their patrol units to catch fire Wednesday afternoon.

The fire erupted just before 5pm as an officer was dispatched to a service call at an apartment complex on South 7th Street.

The officer turned around and noticed smoke coming from the trunk area and then the 2012 Chevy Caprice went up in flames.

Police believe the fire started in the trunk and go to the flares and that's what sparked the sound of a shooting. Officers were able to quickly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

No one was injured but the officer lost all of the equipment in the car.

The Conroe Police Department and the fire marshal are both investigating the cause.

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