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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 11:27 am | Updated: 11:37 am, Fri Jun 14, 2013.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Police are investigating a vehicle fire that destroyed an SUV under the Ringling Bridge Friday morning.

It happened around 10am under the east end of the bridge, near Hart's Landing bait shop and the Saprito Pier.

Witnesses tell Sarasota Police that they saw flames and heavy smoke coming from under the bridge, and the man believed to be the owner of the vehicle leaving the scene.

At last report, that person has not been found.

The SUV has a Montana tag and the back appears to be full with somebody's belongings.

The fire is not believed to be arson.

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