Midwest City repo lot torched, fire officials say

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 8:30 am
By: News 9


Midwest City, Okla. -- A repo lot went up in flames throughout the night as multiple vehicles were set on fire, said Midwest City Fire officials.

The Midwest City Fire Department received the first call at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night about a three-vehicle fire within the repo lot at 2919 Finley Dr., officials said. Firemen quickly put out the flames and returned to their fire house, authorities said. 

At around 3:00 a.m. Thursday, firemen were called back to the same lot and extinguished another 11 vehicles that were torched.

Fire Marshall Jerry Lojka said they believe someone scaled the lot's fence and then set the vehicles on fire.

No one was injured, but Lojka said there was some minor damage to the adjacent property.