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Police investigating after body found following a fire in Brampton

Last Updated Jul 31, 2020 at 8:17 am EDT

Peel police are investigating the discovery of a body following a call for a fire in a residential neighbourhood. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

Police are investigating after the discovery of a body following a fire in a residential area of Brampton early Friday morning.

Peel regional police said they were called to a cul-de-sac just off of Blackcherry Lane near Sunny Meadow Boulevard for reports of a fire just after 3 a.m.

Police say the fire was contained to a green space in between two detached homes.

Brampton fire crews were also dispatched to the scene and once the fire was extinguished, that’s when the body was discovered.

Police say a gas can was also recovered next to the body.

The identity and gender of the body has not yet been determined and police say few other details are available at this point.

Homicide detectives have been notified but police say they have not yet taken over the investigation.