Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Arson Fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Arson Fire at the Riverview Terrace Apartments.

A fire occurred at the Riverview Terrace Apartments, located on 1933 Erin Drive, in Needles, California at around 5:20am PT on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, firefighters arrived to a residential commercial structure with visible smoke and flames from Building #9.

Firefighters began battling the large flames cutting a hole on the roof of the residential commercial structure well other firefighters began entering the apartment units to the residential commercial structure.

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Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Mohave Valley Fire Department, Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, and Bullhead City Fire Department responded to the residential commercial structure fire.

Firefighters as well as deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were also on scene and were evacuating nearby apartment units.

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According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Captain Dean Dickover, nobody was inside the residential commercial structure.

ZachNews later learned that several pets where rescued from the residential commercial structure fire.

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San Bernardino County Fire Department Captain Dean Dickover initially told ZachNews that the cause of the residential commercial structure fire is under investigation.

But, ZachNews later learned that investigators are calling the fire “arson suspected” and that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a “Person of Interest” related to the residential commercial structure fire.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Detective Tim Preston confirmed to ZachNews that authorities are looking at near by surveillance cameras and that they have a name of a person they’re searching for, but couldn’t release any further details on the person.

Authorities are checking on reports that came over a local morning radio program that a person on a bicycle was seen leaving the area of the fire.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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