PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – At about 4:20 AM this morning, deputies were dispatched to a structure fire at the Creekside Lodge in the 11000 block of Highway 69, Mayer. Fire units arrived in short order to find a fully engulfed double wide trailer and were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to nearby structures and open land. The trailer had been occupied, but the 2 adults escaped without injury.
Arson was immediately suspected and YCSO detectives were assigned to the investigation which has been ongoing throughout the morning. Detectives are seeking any information from the public regarding suspects involved in this arson, including any vehicles seen or heard around 4am this morning in the vicinity of Creekside Lodge on Highway 69. Vehicles involved could possibly be quad or ATV types. Those with information are urged to call Detective Todd Swain at 928-554-8605 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness remain anonymous and become eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to the arrest of suspect(s).
Further updates will be issued as they become available.