MERCED, CA – At approximately 7:00 p.m., this evening car fire was reported in the area of MLK and the alleyway of 18th and 19th Streets in Merced. Fire fighters were able to put out the flames, but not until most of the car had been consumed by the blaze. The white vehicle appeared to have some writing spray painted on it and it is not known if the writing is related to the fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and it is unknown what make and model the vehicle was at this time.
This is the same location officers recovered a stolen vehicle from earlier this year.