Macon County Chronicle

Car Fire on Cave Hollow Road: "Obvious Arson"

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On Tuesday, May 19, the Lafayette Fire Department received a call that a car was on fire in the creek around the 200 block of Cave Hollow Road.


“Upon arriving we found a 2010 Nissan Altima fully involved backed up in a very inconspicuous place in the creek,” said Lafayette Fire Chief Keith Scruggs. “The car belonged to a Betsy Sisco.”

“It was an obvious arson fire,” continued Chief Scruggs. “When I spoke with Ms. Sisco she stated that she had loaned the car to a friend earlier in the day and the last she heard from her, she was on her way back from Kentucky with the car.”

The car was a total loss and the estimated value is $10,000, according to Chief Scruggs. The fire is under investigation by the Macon County Sheriffs Office and the Lafayette Fire Department.

 There were five firemen at the scene and Chief Scruggs was in charge of the scene.