RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Firefighters found a dead body in the backseat of a car on fire Thursday afternoon in Richmond, a police sergeant said.

Fire crews responded around 12:30 p.m. to a report of a car on fire in the 200 block of West Nevin Avenue, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

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Abetkov said the firefighters began to extinguish the fire and as they did so, they noticed a body in the backseat.

The person was dead by the time firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, she said.

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Detectives are working to determine the cause of the fire, Abetkov said.

No information about the person’s identity was immediately available, she said.

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