APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A late-night vehicle fire in Apple Valley that left one person with burns is being investigated as attempted murder, officials confirmed.
It happened at about 2:47 AM on July 31, 2020, in the 13800 block of Pioneer Road in Apple Valley.
Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to the call and located a pick-up truck parked outside of a business fully engulfed with fire.
The fire was quickly knocked down and firefighters requested a medical helicopter to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center and airlift a burn patient to an out of area trauma center.
Several residents from around the area commented in the VVNG Facebook group and reported hearing multiple explosions and a man screaming for help.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman told VVNG Bomb & Arson was requested to respond and will determine the cause of the fire. “At this time they are investigating it as an attempted murder,” stated Bachman.
Information on a possible suspect or suspects was not available. Additional details will be updated as they become available.