Authorities investigating after van set on fire in Salt Lake City

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 15:16:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Fire crews are investigating after putting out a car fire in Salt Lake City Thursday.

Witnesses told police they say someone dumping gasoline on a can and then setting it ablaze near 900 S. and 600 W. around noon.

A witness called 911 but the suspect ran before officers arrived.

Police said no one was in the van when it was ignited.

Authorities said a Subaru directly in front of the van was damaged as well.

Officers said a man was detained in the area and taken to the hospital for a medical condition but they don’t believe he was involved in setting the fire at this time.