The body of a man described as elderly was found Tuesday morning following a fire at a home in Ramona.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said deputies received a call just before 8:30 a.m. of a fire at a home on the 2000 block of Montecito Road. CalFire described the burning accessory dwelling unit as being fully engulfed in flames upon firefighters’ arrival.
After knocking down the fire, crews conducted a search of the property and found the man's body inside. Authorities did not release the name of the deceased.
The blaze occurred as inland communities in San Diego County face Santa Ana winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.
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It is unclear what sparked the blaze. The investigation is ongoing.