Fatal Barnesville car fire under investigationPublished 3:49pm Saturday, December 21, 2013
Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found inside a burning vehicle early Saturday in Barnesville, according to Barnesville Police Chief Dean Ernst.
Barnesville firefighters responded to a vehicle fire call at 1:48 a.m. in the 1000 block of Third Avenue Northeast. The car was in a residential driveway “fully engulfed in flames,” Ernst said, and was a total loss.
After putting out the blaze, firefighters discovered the body in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Though they don’t suspect anything other than an accident, the case is still being investigated by the state fire marshal’s office. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will conduct on autopsy.
Barnesville Police and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.
The victim’s name was not yet released Saturday afternoon.