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Body Found Where Brush Fire Broke Out Along 405 Freeway In Mission Hills

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MISSION HILLS (CBS)  — A body was found Wednesday at a homeless encampment where a grass fire broke out along the northbound 405 Freeway, fire officials said.

A fire first reported about 10:30 a.m. on the southbound side of the freeway near Devonshire Street was quickly extinguished, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

A few minutes later, another fire was discovered on the northbound side of the freeway in the same general area. Officials discovered the body after the fire was extinguished.

There was no immediate word on the cause of either blaze.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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