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Victorville Apartment Fire Possibly Tied to Colton Murder Suspect

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( Authorities are looking into the possibility that a fire at a local apartment complex may have been ignited by the woman wanted in connection to a Colton murder.

Nicole Darrington Clark, 42, is accused of stabbing her daughter and two granddaughters, leaving an 18-month-old girl dead early Monday morning.

On Monday afternoon around 5:15 p.m., the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the Sherwood Villa Apartments at 14900 Arlette Drive.

A female matching the description of Clark was reported to have been witnessed pouring gasoline on an apartment unit and starting a fire, scanner traffic reported.

Sheriff’s Dispatch said the fire was “possibly related to that 187 suspect from Colton, we have a black female setting the building on fire,” scanner recordings stated.

A vehicle matching the description and plate number driven by Clark was seen driving west on Hook Blvd, scanner traffic reported.

No one was injured in the fire, but authorities are on high alert as they continue their search for the woman who they say is armed and dangerous.

Several hours prior, deputies received reports that Clark was spotted at the same apartment complex just before noon.

KTLA reported that Clark has a violent past, which includes her being released from state custody in 2010 after stabbing her son and pushing her daughter out of a moving vehicle in 2005.

As of 11:20 p.m. Monday, there has been no reports that Clark has been arrested.

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