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Niagara firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire and find a body inside

Police say there were "no criminally suspicious circumstances," after body found in vehicle. The Office of the Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.

Police say there were 'no criminally suspicious circumstances'

Niagara Regional Police investigated after emergency crews extinguished a vehicle fire and found a body inside. (Francis Vachon/Canadian Press)

Niagara police say there are "no criminally suspicious circumstances" after crews extinguished a vehicle fire this weekend and found a body inside.

It happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday, police said. Paramedics, police and firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire on Tupper Drive near Sullivan Avenue in Thorold, Ont. 

They arrived to find a vehicle on the side of the road "fully engulfed in flames," police said. When the fire was extinguished, crews found the body of a male inside.

Detectives with 1 District and Forensics Services investigated, as did the Office of the Fire Marshal.

"Investigation into this tragic incident has revealed no criminally suspicious circumstances," Niagara Regional Police said in a media release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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