Beaumont, CA - On August 16, 2022, at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Sequoia Drive for a report of a structure fire. The Beaumont Police Department and Cal Fire responded to find the garage of the residence fully engulfed in flames. A resident from the home reported that a 59 year old male had gone into the garage, but had not come out. Firefighters located the male inside the door of the garage, where he was declared deceased. Due to the death in the home, Arson Investigators responded to assume the investigation and determine the cause of the fire. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Officers evacuated several surrounding residences, but damage was contained to the one residence and no other injuries were reported.