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Body found in burning Vegas home

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A crime scene investigations vehicle was parked next to a home where a body was found in a fire on Feb. 5, 2013.(Dave Lawrence/FOX5) A crime scene investigations vehicle was parked next to a home where a body was found in a fire on Feb. 5, 2013.(Dave Lawrence/FOX5)
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Authorities said the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body inside a burning Las Vegas home early Tuesday appeared to be suspicious.

The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) confirmed finding a body inside the garage of a home that was on fire after 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Glistening Sands Drive, near Warm Springs Road and Eastern Avenue.

"It was like flaming out the garage through the front door," said neighbor Rochelle Gorlick.

Neighbors called 911 after seeing flames and smoke from the single-story home, CCFD reported.

"All of a sudden I heard a ringing on my doorbell while I was watching television. It was one of my neighbors from down the street. I opened the garage and he said, 'Mike, the house next door is on fire,'" said next-door neighbor Michael Sayegh.

Within seconds, Sayegh and his neighbor did what they could to help.

"I started using the hose and he (neighbor) got a rock and threw it through one of the windows yelling, 'Fire! Fire! Is anybody in there?'" added Sayegh.

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Crews were able to put out the fire within 10 minutes, containing flames to the garage. CCFD said a person's body was found inside the garage area.

Fire officials called Las Vegas Metro police to the scene regarding the body.

Sayegh identified the victim to FOX5 as a neighbor named Daniel.  

"A very quiet individual. The only time I would see him was coming to and from work, getting his mail and putting out his recyclables and his trash," added Sayegh.

Police have not yet identified any suspects in the incident. The Clark County Coroner's office is expected to release the person's name and cause of death.

Fire damage was estimated at $75,000.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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