HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Once the smoke cleared, Henrico authorities this morning made a grim discovery.
Police there now are investigating a death and a shed fire after a body was found among the charred ruins of the storage shed behind the home at 9505 Nandina Drive.
"During the course of the extinguishing and overhaul process, it was determined that there was a victim inside," said Chris Buehren, Henrico Fire Department.
While the medical examiner's office has yet to confirm the victim's identity, emergency crews are working to restore services after the small, but mighty fire.
"We had exposure damage to the powerlines and the comcast lines and the verizon lines that are above that so it was quite an intense fire," Buehren said.
Firefighters are fortunate flames didn't spread onto other property or to the home.
"We are collecting data and inventory from the homeowner to see what was in the shed," Buehren said.
Fire crews responded to a shed fire this morning in the 9500 block of Nandina Drive. After extinguishing the fire, authorities discovered a body in the shed.
The fire department is investigating the death with Henrico Police Department.
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