Stolen SUV destroyed by suspected arson

EUREKA – Before the owner of a Ford Expedition could learn their SUV had been stolen, it was destroyed by Fire.
Just Before 8:00 Monday morning, Humboldt Bay Fire and Eureka Police responded to a report of a vehicle engulfed in flames near 11th and O Streets.
They found a Ford Expedition fully involved. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.
Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief Chris Emmons said while the exact cause is undetermined the fire appeared to be intentionally set.
Officers contacted the registered owner who thought the SUV was still in front of their house.
Eureka Police are investigating the theft.