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Arsonist sought after torching SUV outside Nashville home

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 14:17:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Fire Department has asked the public’s help in identifying an arsonist who set fire to an SUV.

The incident happened at 5:42 a.m. Sunday on Hawkwood Lane.

Surveillance video showed the GMC Yukon parked outside when the suspect walks up and pours liquid on the vehicle. He set fire to it, causing an explosion. He then ran towards Doverside Drive.

Those inside the home heard a loud “roaring noise,” looked outside to find the SUV engulfed. Fire officials say the blaze was so intense that it spread from the SUV to the home and caused damage.

Anyone with information should call the Arson Hotline at 615-862-5640 or the state arson tip line at 1-800-762-3017. You can earn up to a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.