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Man's body found at scene of Sun Valley fire

June 21, 2012 |  7:23 am

Investigators at the scene off La Tuna Canyon Road where a man's body was found.

A man’s body was discovered early Thursday morning as firefighters cleaned up a small vegetation fire south of the 210 Freeway in Sun Valley.

The fire was reported on La Tuna Canyon Road around 2:50 a.m., said Sgt. Jim Reid of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Station.

“When they were extinguishing the fire, they discovered a body,” Reid said.

He said homicide detectives were at the scene with L.A. Fire Department arson investigators.

Reid said the body was on the side of the road; it has not been identified. Authorities are unclear about what caused the fire.

In a post on the LAFD’s news blog, spokesman Erik Scott said the fire was quickly extinguished.

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-- Matt Stevens

Twitter.com/mattstevenslat

Photo: Investigators at the scene off La Tuna Canyon Road where a man's body was found. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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