Jefferson County — According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dispatched to a 911 call in the 9300 block of Middle Warren Road at 12:00 p.m. Sunday.
The deputy reportedly returned to his patrol cruiser and noticed flames in the engine compartment and immediately radioed to dispatch, who contacted the Highway 15 Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish the fire.
“The deputy’s service issued shotgun, which was in the vehicle was able to be removed but not before several rounds of live ammunition are heard inside the vehicle. Thankfully the deputy was unharmed. Property can be replaced but a life cannot," said agencies spokesman and operations commander, Major Lafayette Woods Jr.
The cause of the fire is remains under investigation.