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News: Crews discover body after fighting fire on E Euclid Ave

DES MOINES, IA - Emergency crews discovered a dead body during their response to a commercial fire on the 2100 block of East Euclid Ave on Thursday, according to WHO 13.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 2:20 p.m. The exterior of the building was on fire. The crews extinguished the flames. They found the body once they entered the structure.

The victim lived in a tent inside the building and used a wood-burning heat source for warmth. Combustibles were found around the body.

The Des Moines Fire Department and the Des Moines Police Department are investigating the incident. They do not believe the fire or death were the result of criminal action.

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