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SUV stolen in Cockeysville found on fire in Bel Air

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A SUV stolen from Cockeysville was found ablaze in Bel Air Saturday night, fire investigators said.

The 2004 Ford Expedition SUV, owned by Troy L. Moseley, was reported stolen Saturday night, said Oliver Alkire, spokesperson with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

"While Baltimore County police were on the phone with the owner, the vehicle was reported on fire in Harford," Alkire explained Monday.

The vehicle was found in the 600 block of Plumtree Road, according to the fire report; it was discovered by someone living in the area.

Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire, taking 20 minutes to control the blaze, according to the Fire Marshal's Office notice of investigation. The fire began in the interior passenger's compartment.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $8,000, according to the notice of investigation.

The theft and fire remain under investigation, Alkire said.

It is unusual to find stolen vehicles dumped on Plumtree Road, he said, noting the majority are usually dumped in Joppa or Edgewood.

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