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UPDATE: Lexington car fire ruled arson

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - "It was just going up in flames," said Latiphia Brewer, as she described what she saw outside her home early Friday morning.

Brewer said she didn't realize what was happening until she got a call from a relative who lives down the street.

"I jumped up like, oh my god, it better not be my house! So I come to the door, and before I could even get to my door I could see the flames through the window. And I opened up the door and that car was just completely blazing," said Brewer.

Brewer said her thoughts immediately jumped to her own safety, as well as that of her young son still inside her home.

"At that point I was worried, because I didn't know what happened. I didn't know what had caused it. I didn't know if it was set. So I was kind of unsettled, basically," Brewer said.

Once the flames were doused by Lexington firefighters, investigators stepped in to examine the scene.
A spokesperson for the fire department called our newsroom this afternoon to tell us they've determined that the fire was intentionally set.

"Thank god, it could've been a lot worse. I'm glad nobody was in the car or anything like that," said Brewer.

Fire officials have not released any possible suspect information, and add that the investigation is on-going.


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