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RENTON, Wash. – A man's body was found Tuesday while firefighters were putting out a brush fire in Renton.

The Renton Police Department says smoke was seen near Oakesdale Ave SW around 5 p.m. with reports of explosions also being called in.

When firefighters got to the scene, they found the victim. His identity hasn’t been released. No one else was hurt by the fire.

Sgt. Craig Johnson with Renton Police said the damage from the fire is impacting the death investigation. He said there is evidence of a homeless camp in the woods where the fire happened, but no one was at the scene when crews got there.

Police say the area near where the fire happened is privately owned and they are working to get a search warrant to continue their investigation.

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