Breaking: Arrest made in deadly Visalia blaze caused by illegal fireworks

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The Visalia Fire Department has announced an arrest in a deadly house fire that took the life of an 86-year old man on the 4th of July.

It started at around 9:30 on the night of July 4th on the 1100 block of North Stover. The Visalia Fire Department responded to the fire and were able to put it out.

22-year old Armando Camacho is now in custody for causing the fire that took the life of 86-year old Ramon Fierro.

Neighbors say that Fierro also had around a dozen Chihuahua’s inside the home that were also killed, though that was never confirmed by investigators.

They were able to determine that illegal fireworks had ignited the fire that started in a tree outside the home, and quickly spread to the dwelling itself.

Detectives with the Visalia Police Department started working the case, along with investigators from the Visalia Fire Department ant the Tulare County Fire Department.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Camacho as having ignited the fireworks that led to the tree and residence catching fire.

On Tuesday morning Detectives from the Visalia Police Department conducted a search at Camacho’s home, which is also on the 1100 block of North Stover.

Armando Camacho has now been arrested for Involuntary Manslaughter and Arson.

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