Car set ablaze in Athens

A car was damaged early Friday when someone intentionally set it on fire outside the owner’s home on Kings Circle, Athens-Clarke County police said.

An investigator with the Athens-Clarke Fire and Emergency Services Department reportedly told police he smelled gasoline on the seats of the 2009 Dodge Charger.

Police said they cut out a portion of the driver’s seat for an arson investigation.

The extent of the fire damage was not noted in a police incident report.