Firefighters find decomposing body while extinguishing blaze under I-10

Firefighters find decomposing body while extinguishing blaze under I-10

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The report of a trash fire turned into something much worse for NOFD firefighters

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, firefighters called out to extinguish a trash fire under the I-10 Eastbound Carrollton Avenue off ramp found a badly decomposed body on the scene.

Firefighters were dispatched to put out the fire around 8:36 a.m. Saturday morning. According to NOFD, the response team found a badly decomposed body while searching for hot spots after the fire was extinguished. Authorities say the body and the fire are unrelated.

NOPD and the coroners office were notified and NOFD Search and Rescue cadaver dogs were on the scene this morning checking the area.

No further information was immediately available. Check Fox8Live.com for updates as this story develops.

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