A five-acre blaze that was sparked by a man who was hired to maintain a property resulted in the death of an elderly woman at a nearby residence, authorities reported.
Deputies from the Hemet Station responded to Louis Lane in Sage on Aug. 9 at about 4 p.m. to assist Cal-Fire with evacuations.
The fire scorched five-acres and was quickly contained.
Initially the mobile home that burned was believed to be unoccupied, but at 8:05 p.m., deputies were summoned back to the scene when Cal-Fire personnel discovered the charred remains of an adult near the burnt out mobile home, Sgt. W. Clear stated in a report.
The remains are likely those of a 79-year-old woman who was the sole occupant of the mobile home. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of her family.
Investigators concluded Juan Manuel Ramirez-Calderon was responsible for starting the fire when the debris he was burning on a property on Taffle Road spread quickly out of his control.
Ramirez-Calderon was arrested for reckless burning and involuntary manslaughter. He was booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Anyone with additional details regarding this incident is urged to contact the Hemet Station at 951-971-3400.