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KCSO: Human remains found by crews fighting Garden Fire

The Garden Fire burns on the Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest, near Highway 178 in Kern County, Calif., Monday, July 31, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Firefighters found human remains last week, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The remains were found in a mountainous area while firefighters worked to contain the Garden Fire southwest of Lake Isabella.

The Sheriff's Office said the coroner's office will try to identify the person and determine when and how they died.

The Sheriff's Office said the remains don't appear to have any connection to the wildfire.

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