On 3/14/2019 at approx. 0648hrs Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a fully involved structure fire at 69067 Mohawk Vista Drive, Blairsden Ca.
The first fire unit on scene from Eastern Plumas Fire Department, reported rescuing one subject from the garage area of the residence. It was also reported a second subject was still in the bedroom area of the residence.
The rescued subject was contacted by Sheriff’s Deputies and related the cause of the fire was arson and the person responsible was a temporary employee hired to work at the residence.
While additional agencies were responding to the scene, CHP reported contacting a male subject near the area of the fire scene on Hwy 89. The subject was wet and walking on the side of the roadway.
Sheriff’s Office personnel responded and contacted Nicholas Alexander Phillips, who was transported to EPDH.
Phillips was taken into custody and booked into the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office on Arson and Homicide charges.
The investigation of the scene continues at this time. The name of the victim will be released after identification and notification of next of kin are complete.
Agencies involved: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Eastern Plumas Fire Department, Graeagle Fire Department, Plumas Eureka Fire Department, Sierra Valley Fire Department, Susanville Inter Agency, Eastern Plumas Ambulance, Cal Fire and PHI.