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Body found at crash site near the ignition point of Oak fire in Oak Glen

By in Press Enterprise on November 30, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

The body of a man was found at the crash site near the ignition point of the Oak fire, which had burned 50 acres in Oak Glen.

“At this time we don’t know if the crash actually started the fire or if it’s a separate incident,” said Liz Brown, spokeswoman for Cal Fire.

  • Previously: Forward rate of Oak fire stopped at 50 acres; threats to homes mitigated

The California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation into the fatal crash. The San Bernardino County coroner was at the crash site Thursday morning.

Initial reports from the CHP Wednesday afternoon indicated that a vehicle had plunged about 200 feet into a canyon in the area.

Cal Fire later indicated the fire’s origin was north of the crash and Brown said that fire investigators must consider all possible factors before announcing the official cause of the fire.

“We are definitely aware of the crash and it’s one of the things being investigated as a possible cause,” she said Thursday morning.

  • Firefighters battle a 50-acre brush fire Wednesday afternoon, off Oak Glen Road near Riley’s Farm in the Yucaipa area, November 29, 2017. The initial report, made to the California Highway Patrol at 12:20 p.m., was that a vehicle caught fire and the flames spread to the brush in the 12800 block of Oak Glen near Serendipity Garden Weddings. (John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)

  • Firefighters battle a 50-acre brush fire Wednesday afternoon, off Oak Glen Road near Riley's Farm in the Yucaipa area, November 29, 2017. The initial report, made to the California Highway Patrol at 12:20 p.m., was that a vehicle caught fire and the flames spread to the brush in the 12800 block of Oak Glen near Serendipity Garden Weddings. (John Valenzuela/The Sun/SCNG)

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