UPLAND (CBS) — Firefighters responding to a report of a house fire Tuesday in Upland arrived to find a woman critically injured, dozens of people brawling on the front yard, and a house in flames.

Police say the 60-year-old woman was the victim of an attack at a home near the intersection of Palm Avenue and West Alpine. Her injuries were initially reported as stab wounds.

It was unclear whether 20-30 people involved began brawling before or after the woman was attacked.

No details have been released as to what started the fire.

“When my first unit arrived on scene, they found a subject on the ground, a victim,” says Upland Fire Dept. Batt. Chief Joel Cascadden, “and a fully involved structure fire right here on Palm Avenue.”

“We came outside and the house was already on fire,” says witness Matthew Thompson. “The police were telling us to get out of the house.”

Police say the female victim suffered significant wounds. She was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Police are looking for suspects responsible for the woman’s traumatic injuries. They do not have a description of the suspects, and will not release the nature of the woman’s injuries.

Two cause of the fire is under investigation.

Comments (7)
  1. Charlie says:

    Merry Christmas from Upland,

  2. Nathan says:

    It was not the Ontario Fire Department that put out this fire or treated the injured, it was the Upland Fire Department. It is Ontario Dispatch that recives and dispatches 911 calls. The Upland FIre Department has 3 engines and 1 tiller ladder truck that responded.

  3. Jazz Mallory says:

    This women was a very close friend of mine, almost considered family. please keep her family and her in your prayers. she was a wonderful women who i loved dearly. keep them in your prayers tonight,

  4. Greg says:

    Wow. Sounds like a fun. Wait, this sounds too much like Project X (2012).

  5. Sarah Greenwood says:

    My friends leave next door to the woman whos house burnt down, it’s sad that her house gone, i’m glad my friends are ok and did not get hurt. I hope that the woman is doing ok and is still alive. Please keep her family and her in your prayers.

  6. David Huffman says:

    I say arrest everyone who was brawling in that street and charge them all with the assault and make it attempted murder,and it’s my firm belief that you will soon find the actual perpetrators.!!! Mark my words they’ll start brawlin again to give up the ones that did it just to get out of jail.!!! To bad the police don’t take the easy way and actually get the work done in these cases. The woman will be in my family’s prayers,no one that old desrves to be hurt and intruded upon like that,let alone lose their home.The family of the ones who hurt that woman and burned her house down should be made to take care of her from now on.!!!!

  7. joanne aguilar says:

    my heart goes out to the family I went to school with her daughter from elem. thru high school. Mrs. Moreno didnt deserve to die like this & no one deserves to loose a parent in such a tragic way.. plz keep her family in your prayers.

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