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Body found at fire scene at Fullerton storage facility

January 18, 2013 |  9:07 pm

Firefighters responding to a blaze at a Fullerton storage facility Friday afternoon discovered a scorched body inside a car at the scene, authorities said. 

The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Commonwealth Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find three storage units and a passenger vehicle engulfed in flames, according to Cpl. Tim Kandler of the Fullerton Police Department. 

Once the blaze was put out, authorities found the body in the driver’s seat of the car and alerted police.

Kandler said investigators believe the vehicle crashed into a storage unit but have yet to determine how the fire started or how the victim died.

The vehicle and license plate were burned beyond recognition, he said. 

The investigation is ongoing, Kandler said.

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