The Pinyon Fire was fully controlled Saturday, March 16.

The Cal Fire helicopter dropping water on the Pinyon Fire, Friday, March 15.

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 Pinyon Fire, near the Santa Rosa Reservation, burned nearly seven acres Friday, March 15.

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.

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies talk with Riverside County fire officials about the investigation at the Pinyon Fire.

Photos by Careena Chase