Fire destroys two deputies’ vehicles in driveway of Clarkson home


CLARKSON, N.Y. (WROC) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed two deputies’ cars. The fire occurred in the driveway of a residence in Clarkson and spread to a second car and the home.

Deputies with the MCSO as well as the Brockport Firefighters responded to a call for a car fire around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday

Upon deputies’ arrival, the fire started with one vehicle and then spread to a second vehicle in the same driveway.

“Upon investigating, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office learned the vehicles are owned by two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies. MCSO’s Arson Task Force, Criminal Investigations Section, and Major Felony Unit are investigating. A canvass of the neighborhood yielded videotape surveillance that is currently under review by investigators. Evidence technicians also responded to process the scene, to include photographs,” the MSCO said in a statement.

No one was injured during this incident. Deputies said the cause of the fire is still unknown, but the investigation is ongoing.

“This type of behavior is extremely concerning to me,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said in a statement. “Deputies and their families will always be my priority. Whatever the reason for this fire, know that our investigators are working diligently through the weekend to determine a cause. We are conducting a full court press to find who is responsible. Make no mistake, we will find you and ensure those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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