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Car Torched on Prospect Park Southwest

An SUV was set ablaze on the morning of January 30, but by the time the FDNY arrived to extinguish the flames, the owner of the vehicle was nowhere to be found.

On January 30, an SUV parked on Prospect Park Southwest was set ablaze at around 10:30 a.m.

An anonymous call was made to 911 on Monday, alerting authorities that a Land Rover was engulfed in flames, sitting outside of between 10th and 11th avenues. 

When the FDNY arrived to the scene, there was no one in or around the vehicle, which was quickly melting from the licking flames. 

The FDNY's Engine Company 240 and responded to the call and put out the fire by 11:51 a.m.

, and frequent park-goer, sent Park Slope Patch the photos of the torched Landy on Tuesday.

“It still smelled from the burning and you can see the windshield glass melted right onto the hood,” Titze wrote.

Titze said that the car’s paint was burned right off the left side of the vehicle.

An NYPD spokesman said they did not have a report about this incident in their records. 

A spokesman for the FDNY said that the cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Fire Marshal.

Did you happen to see the burning SUV? Did you hear anything during the blaze? If you have any details about the incident please E-mail Park Slope Patch's editor: Will.Yakowicz@Patch.com.

If you have any pictures of the car on fire or of the aftermath, please email them or upload them to Your Neighborhood Gallery!

Former NBBL member February 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Maybe Louise Hainline will find a way to blame this on the bike lane.
Chicken Underwear February 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I just actually laughed out loud from that comment. Almost forgot about Louise.
Former NBBL member February 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Park Slope would do itself a favor if it forget about Louise.
Marion A February 02, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Curious that Anne-Katrin Titze just 'happens' upon all these problems in Prospect Park. Maybe someone should keep an eye on that lady.


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