Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials say an unidentified man’s body was discovered Sunday in the Fair Oaks area.
According to fire officials, firefighters responded to a brush fire shortly after noon on Sunday near the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Fairfax County Parkway. Firefighters said they encountered grass, brush, and several trees on fire near the eastbound ramp of Lee-Jackson Highway to the Fairfax County Parkway upon their arrival, and quickly brought the fire under control. After it was out, officials said the body of an unidentified man was discovered.
“The body was in the fire,” said Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt.
Schmidt said the man’s body has not yet been identified but fire investigators and police are jointly investigating the incident. “The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death following an autopsy,” he said.