I just got a call at 6:00 pm, that 2 people, driving a blue and white pickup had started a fire in an abandoned homesite up north. The 1st call was pretty much garbled and very hard to understand....I now know why, the person calling was in his 2 man cart ( think mini-sandrail), upside down. He was hit and drug some 40-50 deet by the one guy that ran from the area. The cart was destroyed, the driver may have suffered broken ribs as he was hit in the drivers side of the cart. He said the cart flipped as the truck turned and went into a different direction..... He managed to call several of the locals that came to his rescue, while others went to the fire. In the melee one of the arsonists was caught and is being held by locals, awaiting response from the Sheriff's office. Due to the roads and no maps or street signs of the area, this could be a severe nightmare for those responding. The person that was driving the truck trying to get away, is also the one I had called the Sheriff's on, a few days ago. He was seen at that time on my land, walking around by my trailer and someone fired a shot at the former caretaker that saw the truck go into my area. This same person just tried to run over the same caretaker this evening. I am waiting for further news on IF they got the fire contained and what else has happened up there. Supposedly, the 2 perps were trying to save time in scrapping out a trailer they wanted the aluminum siding off of, so they chose to burn the trailer to get the siding free from the wood frame! Now we have arson, and attempted vehicluar homicide, in the newest adventure up there. I was asked how fast I could get up there.... No way! No gas, andmy big van is down for electrical repairs, and I have nothing in the van right now to make a trip anywhere. No money at this point for gas and it is a 150 mile trip one way! It Takes me 2 1/2 hours on a good day, during the day. Even I don't drive out there at night! I can get lost even today after having been in and out of the area, some 9-12 times. It should get/be interesting to see the results of this latest fiasco! The scrappers never rest! Now the locals are involved, having to catch and DETAIN one of their very own....Now that's IRONY! If the fire is NOT controlled, it could get really bad really fast....there is NO fire station or department for over 35+miles, one way, all the way up in Williams Az.! Being dark, and unable to see the roads is intolerable at best. No water laden fire truck could get in there from either of 3 separate directions. It's a bad situation gone serious!