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Vehicles owned by Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies set on fire

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 16:16:06-04

CLARKSON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire in Clarkson early Sunday morning.

The fire began in one vehicle in the driveway of a home around 3:30 a.m. and then spread to a second vehicle in the driveway. The fire also caused damage to the house.

MCSO says the personal vehicles are owned by two MCSO deputies and they are continuing to investigate. At this time a motive is unknown.

"This type of behavior is extremely concerning to me," said Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter. "Deputies and their families will always be my priority. Whatever the reason for this fire, know that our investigators are working diligently through the weekend to determine a cause."

The sheriff's office says it is in possession of videotape surveillance that is currently being reviewed.