Body found inside Chino home after fire broke out during standoff

A house erupts in flames during a standoff in Chino on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

A body was found inside of a Chino home Thursday, a day after it erupted in flames during a standoff with a barricaded suspect.

The incident happened Wednesday morning in the 11400 block of Santa Anita when a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was in the area and heard a gunshot inside the home.

Authorities responded to the scene, which resulted in a brief firefight. Chemical canisters were fired into the home and it quickly caught fire, authorities said.

The body was that was found inside the home has not been identified, but a suspect's relative told authorities that the suspect said he planned to burn the house down and commit suicide.

Neighbors said the person living in the home had been there for years.

The investigation was ongoing.
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