Oxford Township Man Hears Horn Honking in Garage, Finds BMW on Fire

Oxford Township Man Hears Horn Honking in Garage, Finds BMW on Fire

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, May 20, 2019)

Oxford Twp, MI – Deputies and Oxford Township Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1200 block of Poppy Hill Drive.  The homeowner heard a car horn sounding from inside the attached garage.  When the homeowner went to investigate the sound, he began to smell smoke.  He opened the garage door and saw his 2011 BMW fully engulfed in flames.  The fire had spread to the garage walls and to another vehicle parked next to the BMW.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  The Oxford Township Fire Department arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire.  There was damage to the attached garage and to both vehicles.  The Oxford Township Fire Chief requested the OCSO Fire Investigation Unit to assist them with a case and origin investigation.  The OCSO Fire Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  A preliminary investigation found that the vehicle had not been driven since last Tuesday and that it had no mechanical problems.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.  The incident remains under investigation.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#1):  52-year-old female, resident of Oxford Township.

VICTIM INFORMATION (#2):  50-year-old male, resident of Oxford Township.

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