First posted at 4:13 a.m. Updated last at 7:40 a.m.
ASHLAND – There was a fatal fire in Ashland overnight.
Just after 7:30 a.m., Police Chief Craig Davis and Fire Chief Keith Robie confirmed the fatal shed fire outside a residence.
Firefighters and police officers responded to 124 Oak Street about 1 a.m. for a report of a shed on fire outside a home.
Firefighters arrived and found a wooden outdoor utility shed fully engulfed. They quickly extinguished the fire.
During the investigation, the body of what is believed to be an adult was found in the remains of the shed.
All residents of the home are accounted for.
Officials are working to identify the body at this time.
Ashland Fire and Ashland Police are on scene. The Massachusetts Fire Marshal and Massachusetts State Police are also on the scene. The medical examiner’s officer is also on scene.
There were no immediate signs of foul play, and there have been past reports of homeless individuals taking shelter in the shed, said the chiefs.