Investigators say Corvette fire at Evansville Indiana oil change business was arson

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – The owner of Speedy Oiler in Evansville says he’s thankful his business is still standing.

Evansville Fire Department Investigator Richard Howard says someone broke into the oil change business and lit two fires inside.

One was in the back office. The other fire started when someone lit an oil rag and put it into the gas tank of a Corvette.

Owner Tim Turpin says some items were taken, but not the company’s safe.

The fire in the office caused significant damage, destroying several expensive pieces of equipment.

The Corvette had minor damage and burn marks.

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