Firefighters find body inside burning car in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters extinguishing a vehicle fire in Santa Ana Friday morning found a body inside the car, officials said.

The Orange County Fire Authority received a call about a vehicle fire around 7:20 a.m. in the 900 block of S. Hickory Street. The burning Prius was on the driveway of a home on Hickory near Beverly Place.

While firefighters were in the process of putting out the fire, they found a body inside the vehicle, authorities said.

Santa Ana police said arson and homicide detectives are investigating the incident to determine if it was a suicide, homicide or accidental.

The identity of the deceased person was not immediately released. Authorities said the person's family has been notified.
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