Authorities Wednesday discovered a body inside a motor home that burned in west Healdsburg.
Several people, including a neighbor, called 911 just after 9:20 a.m. to report a fire on a Westside Road property north of Mill Creek, dispatchers said.
The Southwind motor home was engulfed when firefighters arrived.
"We were told someone may be inside," Assistant Chief Wes Kitchel with Sonoma County fire said.
Fire crews put out the fire within minutes and found the body on a bed toward the back of the vehicle, Kitchel said.
A metal frame and the bottom structure was all that remained of the vehicle, which was parked across a gravel driveway from the main house.
Fire investigators, working in a steady afternoon rain, combed through the wreckage by hand and with rakes.
"They have to sift through all the rubble, look at the fire pattern to see how it spread," Kitchel said.
A wooden deck built alongside the vehicle was intact.
The Sonoma County Coroner's Office staff removed the body Wednesday morning and an autopsy was expected to take place today, Sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said.
Dental records may be required to confirm the person's identity. Detectives found no evidence pointing to foul play, O'Leary said.
"On it's face, it looks like it was accidental, nothing suspicious," he said.
County fire investigators will make the final determination on the cause of the fire.
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