A Friday morning vehicle fire was manmade, the V.I. Police Department has determined, and the investigation continues, the department reported Monday.
The vehicle fire that occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Friday at Grove Place was caused by dousing the vehicle with an accelerant, Fire Services officials determined.
Firefighters from the Grove Place station were on the scene. The vehicle owner told police he left his vehicle on his property secure and intact when left in another vehicle about 1 a.m. At about 1:20 a.m., he said he received a call that his vehicle was on fire and he returned home. The victim said he does not have any problems with anyone and he does not have any idea who would want to destroy his property.
The vehicle is a 2004 white Ford Explorer.
No one was injured as a result of the fire and there were no other witnesses at the scene.