Body Found in Brush Fire in Chula Vista

Firefighters discovered a man’s body while responding to a brush fire Sunday morning in Chula Vista, according to police.

A small brush fire was reported just after 7 a.m. near the Main Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5.

Police say the man’s body was spotted after the fire was extinguished. Officials believe the area where the fire started may have been a transient camp.

Investigators are still looking into the man’s identity and what caused the fire.

The Main Street on-ramp and off-ramp to northbound I-5 were closed for hours during the investigation. The ramps reopened around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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