According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to 50 Main Street in the Village of Camden to assist Camden Police Department and Camden Fire Department with a suspicious vehicle fire.

On July 22, 2020 at about 0245 hrs., the Camden Fire Department and Camden Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot behind 50 Main Street. The vehicle, a 1997 GMC Safari van was fully involved and no one was with the vehicle. After the fire was extinguished, Camden F.D. conducted an initial investigation into the fire and determined that it was suspicious. An Officer from the Camden Police Department contacted the 911 Center and requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office with investigating the fire.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division and an Investigator from the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene.

While on scene of the van fire, a female arrived on scene and advised that she was the person who parked the van in the parking lot. The female explained that she borrowed the van from a friend and that she had no issues with the van and did not know how the fire started.

An initial investigation into the fire could not determine a cause on scene, so the vehicle was towed to the Sheriff’s Office impound lot for further investigation.

Deputies were assisted by Camden Police Department, Camden Fire Department and Kirk’s Auto