BLAIRSDEN – Early on the morning of March 14th the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a “fully involved structure fire at 69067 Mohawk Vista Drive.”
Fire Department personnel reported one individual by the garage of the residence and another individual “still in the bedroom.”
The individual outside of the fire said that it was an arson and had been started by a temporary employee who had been hired to work at the residence.
Soon the CHP came upon someone near the scene of the fire on Highway 89. Nicholas Alexander Phillips was taken to a hospital, and then to jail. He was charged with arson and homicide.
The PCSO says, “The name of the victim will be released after identification and notification of next of kin are complete.”