The car fire at Miller Auditorium on Wednesday was not the result of suspected arson and it was not intentionally set, according to Western Michigan University Police.
The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT accidentally caught on fire in Lot 35 by Miller Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 15, according to WMU Police. An officer arrived on the scene to find the car “engulfed in flames,” according to the police report. The Kalamazoo Department of Safety (KDPS) arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire.
They also located the owner of the vehicle, who wasn’t on the scene when the fire happened. No injuries were reported from the accident.
Two other cars also sustained some minor damage. Both owners were contacted.
Officers assisted with traffic while KDPS handled the fire. The call about a car fire was received by Public Safety at 3:30 p.m. and the police had cleared the site by 6 p.m.
Facilities management was contacted to make an assessment of any damage and the affected area was blocked off with barricades.