NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A body was found Wednesday in a large trash container that was on fire in North Hollywood.

Crews were called about 6 p.m. to 7400 Coldwater Canyon Ave., between Raymer and Saticoy streets, where a trash container about 15-feet by 8-feet was on fire, according to Margaret Stewart with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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“Upon extinguishing the flames, firefighters located a deceased body inside the container,” she said.

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The department’s arson unit will investigate the death with the Los Angeles Police Department, she added.

The victim has not been identified.

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