Ocala firefighters responding to a structure fire early Sunday morning found a charred body inside the garage of the home.
When firefighters arrived shortly after 3:30 a.m., they found light smoke in the garage area of a home in the 2400 block of SE 7th Street, with no flames showing. Crews started investigating and found the body a short time later, a report states.
Since there was no fire or heat inside the house, the scene was turned over to law enforcement for an investigation. All told, a battalion chief, a safety officer and crews from Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Tower 1 responded to the scene.
Officers from the Ocala Police Department are investigating the death, alongside personnel from the State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Medical Examiner. No information on the victim has yet been released.