Deputies responded to the area for a reported vegetation fire on July 7. Cal-Fire personnel responded quickly and extinguished a small grass fire, but found evidence the fire was started by an explosive device that was detonated inside a mailbox. Sheriff’s Arson Bomb personnel responded to investigate the incident and determined the fire was started due to illegal fireworks being set off.
As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited in the City of Yucaipa. In addition to being dangerous, explosive fireworks of the type used in this incident are illegal throughout the State of California.
The Yucaipa Police Department is seeking witnesses and victims who suffered property loss as a result of the firework detonation or the ensuing fire. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Yucaipa Police Department at (909) 918-2305. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com