The Pinyon Fire was fully controlled Saturday, March 16.
However investigators reported that the charred remains of person was found in a burned vehicle near the fire site.
The California Highway Patrol, with investigators from the Hemet station, the coroner's office, and the Cal-Fire Arson Unit responded to the scene. Based on the condition of the charred remains, investigators were unable to identify the decedent. The severely fire damaged vehicle appears to be a 1990's model, convertible Ford Mustang.
The fire was reported Friday afternoon, March 15. Ultimately, it burned seven acres was nearly contained that evening.
This investigation is still proceeding. The Hemet Station is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Burden at (951) 791-3400 or Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099.
Photos by Careena Chase