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Man sought after tent with homeless people inside set on fire in Conejo Valley

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Man sought after attack on transients in Conejo Valley

Two people suffered minor injuries.

Authorities say they are looking for a man they believe set a tent on fire in the Conejo Valley, injuring two homeless people.

It happened at around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, off of Highway 101 near the Lynn Road offramp in Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say a man used a flammable liquid to set the tent on fire. The two people inside suffered minor injuries.

Deputies say they’ve identified a suspect in the attack. They’re looking for Robert Burn. They say he’s a 34-year-old transient who’s been living in the Thousand Oaks area.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.