GENERIC - Fire 1

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MARIETTA, GA (CBS46) Firefighters made a gruesome discovery Sunday morning after fighting flames near a Regency Inn & Suites.

Crews were dispatched at 12:53 a.m. to the 600 block of Cobb Parkway where they found two acres of land behind the motel on fire. After extinguishing the flames, the body of a deceased male was discovered on the ground.

Fire investigators later identified the victim as 53-year-old Mark Foster, a well-known homeless man in the area. His death is being called a "tragic accident."

The investigation continues.

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