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Firefighters discover body while fighting grass fire near Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Police were called right away.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Firefighters working to put out a grass fire Wednesday evening near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge came across a body.

Police were called around 8 p.m. to a wooded area near the bridge's north side rest area, according to a St. Petersburg Police Department news release.

The body was found after the fire was put out.

It's expected investigators will collect evidence into the early morning hours in an effort to figure out what happened.

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