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Paramount burn death appears to be accident

Homicide detectives are investigating a body found on the shoulder of the 710 Freeway in Paramount, just north of Rosecrans Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

February 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The brushfire and death of a homeless man on the shoulder of the 710 Freeway in Paramount appears to have been an accident.

Flames broke out at a homeless encampment just north of the Rosecrans Avenue exit at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Once the fire was out, firefighters discovered the body of a wheelchair-bound homeless man in his 40s.

Investigators say there were no obvious signs of foul play but they will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

They are also waiting for autopsy results.