Skeletal human remains were found Tuesday in an area of Chatsworth that was scorched by a bushfire, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The fire, which was first reported around 1:30 p.m. in the 11100 block of North De Soto Avenue, temporarily closed all lanes of Route 118 in the area. The fire was brought under control to just under two acres by 3:45 p.m.
As teams worked in the area, they found bones that appeared to be human remains, the department said. The remains were unrelated to the fire.
The LAFD Arson Section is working with the Los Angeles Police Department and LA County Corner Bureau to investigate the remains and determine the cause of death.
Los Angeles Times