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Detectives Investigating After Man Found Deceased in Burning Tent

Detectives are investigating after a man was found deceased in a burning tent Monday morning on Alaskan Way South.

At 11:01 a.m., police responded with Seattle Fire Department firefighters to a fire at two tents in an encampment near the intersection of Alaskan Way South and South Dearborn Street. As firefighters worked to extinguished the fire, they discovered a deceased man inside one of the tents.

SFD’s Fire Marshal and members of SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

Based on preliminary information, detectives are not investigating this death as a homicide at this time, and ABS detectives will take responsibility for the case.