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Firefighters Find Burned Body After Putting Out Brush Fire

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The burned body of a man was found by firefighters at the scene of brush fire in Sun Valley this morning.

Firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the blaze at 8300 West La Tuna Canyon Road shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday. They found thick tall brush burning on the steep hillside, according to the LAFD.

Before the fire could spread, the LAFD extinguished the flames.

Unfortunately, they found one casualty:

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However, during [the] fire attack, firefighters discovered the remains of an adult male burned in the base of a steep ravine near the entrance of the West trail. Beyond medical help, he was declared deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department were sent to the scene, notes City News Service.

Authorities are working to determine the identity of the victim, and his cause of death. Additionally, the fire is under active investigation by LAFD Arson Counter Terrorism Section and LAPD Foothill Division.