Jan 14, 2022 3:43 PM

Fire that destroyed inside of Hummer called arson

Posted Jan 14, 2022 3:43 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

Police are investigating as arson a fire that destroyed the interior of a Hummer H3 in north Salina early Thursday morning.

Officers and Salina Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of N. Second Street at approximately 3:20 a.m. Thursday for the report of a vehicle fire, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning.

A witness who went outside to investigate a car alarm going off discovered a black Hummer H3 on fire. According to Forrester, the fire originated at the rear of the vehicle and destroyed the interior of the Hummer.

The owner of the vehicle, Michael Larson, 56, of Salina, had recently purchased the vehicle. Police were not able to contact Larson, Forrester reported.

The fire remains under investigation.