Crews fight­ing brush fire near At­lanta find body

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - OBITUARIES -

Crews fight­ing a brush fire near a mo­tel in metro At­lanta found a body once the flames were out.

Ma­ri­etta po­lice spokesman Chuck McPhil­amy told news out­lets that au­thor­i­ties re­ceived a call early Sun­day about a fire in an area be­tween the Life Uni­ver­sity cam­pus and a mo­tel.

Fire­fight­ers worked about an hour putting out the blaze, which burned a roughly 2-acre area. Once the flames were out they found a body in the area where the fire burned.

McPhil­amy said in­ves­ti­ga­tors aren’t sure whether the man was dead be­fore the fire be­gan or if he was in­volved in start­ing the fire and died from the blaze.

Au­thor­i­ties haven’t re­leased the vic­tim’s name.

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