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Firefighters put out fire, discover body near Northridge middle school

Firefighters discovered a dead body Monday morning after extinguishing a rubbish fire near a middle school in Northridge, authorities said.

Few details were released about the body, including a possible cause of death or an identity. It was discovered about 6:47 a.m. in the 19300 block of West Lassen Street adjacent to Nobel Middle School.

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The remains were found as firefighters put out the rubbish fire, which appeared to be threatening a nearby structure, Los Angeles Fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said.

LAPD detectives were at the scene investigating the incident.

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