FAIRFIELD — Two vehicles were destroyed in unrelated fires on Monday and one is being investigated by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

A fire was reported on Winter Street a few minutes before 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Police Chief Thomas Gould said Tuesday afternoon. A 1993 white GMC pickup truck was burned in a driveway and was likely a total loss, Gould said.

The fire apparently started in the rear of the truck and damaged the pickup bed, but investigators had no idea what caused the fire and it was turned over to the fire marshal’s office, Gould added.

Emergency crews responded to a car fire a few hours earlier.

In that fire, reported at 9:09 p.m., a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta was heavily damaged by an engine fire on the Norridgewock Road at the intersection of Covell Road, Gould said. The occupants of the vehicle said the headlights started flashing and when they got out to open the hood, they saw smoke, Gould said. The resulting fire melted part of the engine and the car is a total loss, he said.

The Volkswagen fire is not considered suspicious and was not referred to the fire marshal, he added. The fires are not related, he said.


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