Police are investigating after a body was found while firefighters were responding to a grass and trash fire. The fire was at a transient camp off of roadway within the 6700 block of southbound I-35.
According to the Austin Fire Department, the Austin Police Department is now leading the investigation.
Firefighters were responding to car accident around 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 when they observed smoke coming from the along I-35. While responding to the smoke, they discovered a fire - which was extinguished - as well as a deceased male.
The cause of death is unknown at this time. It is also unclear what started the fire.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the police.
Re Trash Fire 6700 Blk S IH 35. Fire crews extinguishing a grass and trash fire at transient camp off of roadway located a body. @Austin_Police now leading investigation being assisted by Austin Fire Investigators ALL further information will come from Law Enforcement— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) August 26, 2018
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.