An unidentified male threatened to blow up his house on March 29, and as deputies arrived, an explosion within the home occurred, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
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At approximately 3 p.m., a male living in Pollock Pines called 911 with the threat, a press release from the Sheriff’s Office stated. Deputies arrived at the 6000 block of Pony Express Trail and heard an explosion. The residence was engulfed in flames and a male associated with the house was detained. The unidentified male was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
As of Saturday, there appeared to be no other injuries, the report stated. Fire personnel managed the large residential structure fire, and Pony Express Trail was closed between 6064 and 6091 for a period of time.
Arson investigators are conducting their investigation with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit (CSI).