Investigators in Ventura County are searching for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire in front of their three young children, reports KABC.
Deputies and firefighters responded to the 11800 block of Broadway Road in an unincorporated area of Moorpark at about 3:55 a.m. Monday after a woman called 911 reporting that her husband tried to set her on fire.
The woman was rushed to an area hospital with significant injuries.
Mireles was on Broadway Road doing work for Edison when the victim flagged him and his partner down.
“She was telling us that there was a fire and that she needs help,” Mireles said. “As we got up closer to her, she was pretty badly burned.”
Mireles says the woman, who is in her late 20s, told them her husband poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire in the bathroom of the home. The victim had burns to her hands, face and head, Mireles said.
“I brought the hose around and started hosing down the kitchen, and that’s when I saw a gas can in there. You could smell the gas,” he said.
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