First responders with the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the flames from a burning and evidently abandoned vehicle near the Sevier Knox County line Saturday, according to SVFD Chief John Linsenbigler.
Six firefighters were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday to investigate a burning Mercury SUV positioned to the side of Porterfield Gap Rd. No one was in or around the vehicle when fire officials arrived. The damage from the flames was enough to engulf the entire frame of vehicle and melt three of its tires before first responders were able to put it out. Floyd’s towing responded and brought the vehicle to its tow yard.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident. It’s presently unclear whether the fire was intentional or accidental.
An officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office attempted to extract a VIN number or tag from the vehicle due to the fire. An owner to the vehicle was subsequently unable to be located due to the lack of a VIN number.

Photo Submitted by the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department

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