A California resident with a prior arson conviction was arrested Wednesday in connection to a fire reported in Big River.

The fire was reported at about 5:15 a.m., prompting a response from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies and Parker Dam officials. Deputies found multiple fires at the location when they arrived, and CRIT Fire Department officials extinguished the blaze before deputies began their investigation into the possible arson.

Deputies didn’t specify which building burned in the alleged arson, but a Google Maps Street View search showed several homes in the general area where the fires occurred.

As result of that investigation, deputies arrested 49-year-old Shiloh Orendorff, who was as of last week serving probation for a previous arson conviction. Deputies transported Orendorff to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office’s Colorado River Station Jail, where she was held without bond.

Anyone with information about the alleged arson is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office at 760-326-9200, or to call anonymously at 1-800-782-7463.


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