A man was found dead after a house fire in the Carmichael area of Sacramento County sparked on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
A duplex located in the 5000 block of El Camino Avenue near Walnut and El Camino avenues caught fire around 2:40 p.m., the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said. Once the fire was knocked down, crews found the body in a part of the house that was originally unsafe to search because of flames and downed power lines. A spokesperson for the fire department said they believe the man died before fire crews arrived at the scene.
There was initially no description of the body because it is unrecognizable, but the fire department later identified the victim as a man.
Six residents were also displaced.
An arson investigation team is on the scene of the fire, which is standard protocol.