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Possible human remains found near brush fire in Northern LA County

Mop-up work at the Pine Fire in northern Los Angeles County on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Mop-up work at the Pine Fire in northern Los Angeles County on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Los Angeles County Fire Department

Coroners officials are investigating an area near a wildfire in northern Los Angeles Sunday, after a skull and shoe were found Saturday. 

Lt. Fred Corral of the coroner investigation division said his team was canvassing the area for more evidence Sunday after Saturday's discovery.

"We were notified yesterday that a human skull and some clothing was found," Corral said. "We went out there and that was confirmed."

The Associated Press reported Sunday morning that the L.A. County sheriffs department was investigating a possible homicide after CalFire workers discovered the remains Saturday morning in a ravine near blaze in Gorman.

the AP said investigators have not said whether the remains were related to the fire.

The fire broke out Friday afternoon through tinder-dry ranchland and threatened two homes.

Calfire reported Sunday that the fire is now 85 percent contained and under control.