Human remains found in area of wildfire near Sonora

Human remains have been found in an area burned by a small wildfire in Northern California, authorities said Monday.

The remains were discovered on a winding road in Sonora within the burn scar of the 100-acre Washington fire, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

The identity and the cause and time of death are under investigation, officials said. No other details were given.

The fire destroyed more than a dozen homes after breaking out Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported. It was 50% contained, with full containment expected by Wednesday.