On Monday, December 28, 2009, at approximately 2:19 a.m., Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to a fire at a mobile home in Helendale. Upon arrival deputies found the mobile home had been completely destroyed due to the fire.
Further investigation revealed that a body was located inside the residence. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb and Homicide Details were requested and responded to the incident location to assist with the investigation. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death and the identity of the victim.
The investigation is on going and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Dave Johnson or Sergeant Frank Montanez of the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail at 909 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800 78 CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
An inferno erupted early this morning inside a double-wide mobile home, where a man was able to escape unharmed but his wife died after being trapped inside.
The blaze broke out about 1:35 a.m. The man got out of the couple’s home in the 26000 block of Macon Road and called 911. His wife, who is in her 40s, did not make it out.
“When we got there, the whole place was almost burnt to the ground so there was no opportunity for rescue efforts,” said San Bernardino County Fire spokeswoman Tracey Martinez.
The woman has not been identified.
Cause of the fire has not been determined. Sheriff’s investigators were called to the scene for a death investigation, per standard protocol.