Body found after Brampton firefighters put out fire, police say

Police on scene in Brampton. Enzo Arimini / Global News

Peel Regional Police say a body was found after firefighters extinguished a fire in a residential area in Brampton on Friday.

Emergency crews were called to an outdoor fire in between two detached homes at Blackcherry Lane and Sunny Meadow Boulevard, in the Bramalea Road and Sandalwood Parkway East area, at 3:01 a.m.

Police said Brampton Fire put out the fire and discovered the deceased.

A gas can was found near the body and is being considered as evidence, police said.

The victim’s gender and age are unknown.

Investigators said the coroner and officers were on scene investigating to determine any foul play.

The homicide unit is aware of the incident but has not yet taken over, police said.

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