Chrysler Replaces Dodge Charger Police Car After Suspicious Fire

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

A Dodge Charger police car catching fire and burning to the ground, has prompted Chrysler to replace the car and the gear inside for free. The Curry County, Oregon squad car only had 6,000 miles on it, when it burnt to a crisp/

The car was stopped to assisst in a successful search and rescue opertion in which a man named Patrick Combs, was found and taken to the hospital by ambulance. Deputy Jared Gray’s new Charger was the sole casualty, after catching fire while stopped.

Chrysler agreed to replace the cruiser, however the Sheriff’s department had to agree to sign a non-disclosure agreement(NDA). An NDA, also known as a secrecy agreement, is a legal contract, signed between the two parties that restricts access to third parties, which means the general public may never know what set the car ablaze.

The fire seemed to start in the passenger-side front wheel well and continued to reignite after fire crews continued to extinguish the blaze.

[Source: Jalopnik]

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  • Matt Matt on Jul 06, 2011

    Out of all of the chargers out there, very few have caught fire. Otherwise it would have been much better known considering this generation has been around since 2005.

  • Hillary Klntohn Hillary Klntohn on Jul 11, 2013

    Similar occurrence where I am ... Cars catching fire while on patrol ... They have to know let the cars "cool down" before turning them off....