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Trailer with people sleeping inside set on fire by firework thrown from pickup

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

A trailer with two adults and a child sleeping inside was set on fire by a firework that was thrown from a passing pickup in the Longview area.

Emergency crews responded to the Fisher Island RV Park at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses said a black pickup was driving on Willow Grove Road above the RV park when someone inside the truck tossed a lit mortar-style firework down into the park.

The burning explosive rolled under a trailer, exploded and caught the trailer on fire.

Two adults and a 9-year-old boy were sleeping inside. They were all able to escape without being injured, according to deputies.

Deputies are investigating the case as arson.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help for information about the suspects or the truck in this case. The pickup is described as newer and black in color with a long bed and standard cab. It was last seen driving west on Willow Grove Road.

Tips can be left with an on-duty deputy sheriff supervisor at 360-577-3092.

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