A BMW that had been reported stolen in Oak Ridge burned on Old Batley Road on Saturday, authorities said.
The fire appeared to have been set intentionally in the front passenger seat of the green four-door sedan, according to volunteer firefighters from Marlow, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy James Presson wrote in an incident report. Valued at about $6,900, the 2000 BMW 3-series car was towed to Tate’s Towing in Oak Ridge.
The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire, which was reported at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
Two women who called 911 after seeing the car on fire said they did not see anyone around the vehicle, Presson said.
The arson case has been referred to the Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division.