STOCKTON, Calif. — UPDATE: The death of a 63-year-old woman in a Stockton house fire is now being investigated as a homicide.
According to a news release, officers were called to the 9500 block of Bancroft Way around 5:30 a.m. to help the fire department with crowd control.
Firefighters were working on a fire at a triplex and found a 63-year-old woman dead inside. A 60-year-old man and 2-year-old boy were taken to the hospital for burns, and a vehicle parked on the street was also severely burned.
Stockton Fire Arson Investigators said Monday evening the fire appears to have been intentionally and the death is now being investigated as a homicide.
Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 209-937-8377.
One person is dead after an early morning fire in Stockton on Monday, according to the Stockton Fire Department.
Crews responded to reports of a fire just after 5:15 a.m. at a triplex on Bancroft Way.
An adult and a child were taken to a hospital with moderate to severe injuries. Their condition is not known at this time.
A spokesperson for the Stockton Fire Department told ABC10 that a vehicle was on fire in front of the residence when crews arrived, but there is no information if the fire is related to the triplex fire.
The fire was contained to one unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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