A Cruiser Caught on Fire in the Quincy Police Department’s Parking Lot

No one was injured, and officials don't suspect arson.

Officials in Quincy say they do not suspect arson after a police cruiser caught on fire and was severely damaged in the department’s parking lot Monday.

Video and photos of the blaze were shared on Twitter and Facebook Monday. The car was burned inside and out, and the husk of the car is filled with ash and soot, the photos show. Police credited the Quincy Fire Department with promptly putting the blaze out.

No one was injured, police say, and the Quincy Police Department’s building did not sustain any damage. It’s still not clear what exactly happened to the vehicle, but police say they do not suspect foul play at this time.”We don’t believe it was intentionally set,” Sgt. Karyn Barkas said over the phone, adding that there may have been an electrical issue of some kind.

But it’s not like this happens every day. “I’ve been here 18 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Barkas said.

Last January, Boston police reported an explosive device had been used to intentionally ignite a cruiser in South Boston. Police later charged 42-year-old Asim Kieta with possession of an explosive device and attempted murder.