SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Authorities say a male body was found inside a car after Sioux City firefighters extinguished a fire that blackened it.

The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Sunday inside a car parked outside a residence.

The person’s name hasn’t been released. An autopsy has been scheduled.

Police and fire officials are investigating the blaze and the person’s death.

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