Los Angeles firefighters found a burned body while putting out a fire in the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in San Fernando Valley early Thursday morning.
The body was of an adult male and was found in the base of a steep ravine, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD)'s blog post. The male was declared dead at the scene, and no other injuries were reported.
LAFD and the police are currently investigating the cause of the Sunland fire and whether it was connected to the burned man.
Firefighters responded to the fire at 3 a.m., which was at 8300 W. La Tuna Canyon Road and described as a 20' x 30' area of thick tall brush burning on a steep hillside. LAFD was able to quickly extinquish the flames -- which is when they found the body.
The LA County Coronor will seek to identify the deceased man's age as well as cause, time and manner of death.
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a state-owned wildlife habitat that features various hiking trails and open spaces.
This story is still developing. Check back for updates.