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Arson investigation underway after truck catches fire outside of Car-Xchange in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — An overnight fire outside of the Car-Xchange dealership in Victorville is being investigated as arson.

At approximately 2:30 am, on February 22, 2024, a vehicle fire was reported in the 15300 block of Palmdale Road, near Amargosa Road.

Victorville City Fire responded to the incident and reported two vehicles were engulfed in flames near a commercial building.

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Sheriff’s spokeswoman Socorro Cuevas told VVNG the initial vehicle on fire was a 2019 Chevy Silverado. The fire spread and ended up catching an adjacent vehicle on fire.

The intense flames burned adjacent to a commercial building, raising concerns of potential further damage. However, the fires were quickly knocked down eliminating the threat of the fire spreading.

truck fire oustide of carxchange in victorville

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Media Logs, the incident is being investigated as a 451 – Arson. Per scanner traffic, firefighters at the scene reported deputies were out with a possible arson suspect and requested an ambulance to have the person evaluated.

Sheriff’s officials confirmed that no arrest had been made and additional suspect information was not available for release.

The investigation is still underway and anyone with information may contact Deputy C. Cassidy at 760-241-2911.

truck fire oustide of carxchange in victorville

On Monday, February 19, 2024, at about 8:50 pm, firefighters responded to a structure fire at a vacant two-story building located at 14425 Seventh Street, approximately 1-2 miles away from Car-Xchange. The building was destroyed and the cause of the fire is also being investigated as arson.

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