Police search for suspects in Corning truck fire

POSTED: 11:04 AM Feb 09 2014
CORNING, Calif. -

Corning police are searching for the suspects involved in a truck being lit on fire Saturday night.

Officers responded to the intersection of Fig Lane and Marguerite Avenue in Corning just after 11:30 p.m. after learning of a vehicle on fire in the area of Maywood Middle School. Police said a fire was set in the front cab area of a 2008 Ford F250 truck belonging to Nicolas and Elonda Guzman.

The fire was extinguished by several neighbors in the area, with assistance from the Corning Fire Department.

Police said they found multiple large, suspicious burn marks and several “questionable items” in the front cab and determined the incident to be arson.

One neighbor told KRCR it was clear that the fire was intentional.

"A piece of flare was laying in there, a piece of burnt flare,” said Thomas Mattos. “Then the window was broke on [the driver's] side so obviously someone broke a window to get some stuff in it to burn it. It's not like it was all sealed up and it was just on fire inside."

Officers are still looking for the suspects involved in this incident.

Corning police collected evidence at the scene and will be sending that information to the Department of Justice for analysis and fingerprinting.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact the Corning Police Department at (530) 824-7000.