DEVILS LAKE -- A body was found Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, inside a burning vehicle in the parking lot of a Devils Lake Wal-Mart.

Firefighters responded at 5:37 p.m. to a car fire at 1424 Highway 2, said Cory Meyer, the assistant fire chief for the Devils Lake Fire Department. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames but the department was able to put the blaze out quickly, he said.

A body was found inside the car once the blaze was extinguished. The Devils Lake Police Department is investigating the death. Police have not released the identity of the dead person or the circumstances of his or her death.

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