An investigation is under way after deputies from the Highland County Sheriff's Office were called to a vehicle fire on Browning Road with a deceased person inside the car.

On Dec. 19 at approximately 6:19 p.m., the Highland County Sheriff's Office received a call of a loud explosion and vehicle fire in the 7000 block of Browning Road, located in Paint Township.


The Paint Creek Fire Department and deputies from the Highland County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, personnel located a vehicle fire with a deceased subject inside.

THe Highland County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office are working with the Coroner, State Fire Marshal and BCI&I to determine the identity of the deceased and cause of fire.