Man found dead near homeless camp

Police said he was the lone victim in a fire that appeared to be at a homeless camp

A man was found dead by Renton Regional Fire Authority (RFA) after they put out a fire in what looked like a homeless camp, according to a Renton Police Department press release.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 a police officer reported smoke in the area of 1900 Oakesdale Ave. SW. The fire authority then responded to a scene.

Firefighters located a deceased man in a homeless camp. Nobody else has been reported to be involved in the fire.

It’s unknown what caused the fire, police are investigating the death.

This article will be updated as more information is available.