Fire crews opened an arson investigation after a Volusia County home went up in flames and just down the street deputies found a body in the middle of the road.
This all happened just before midnight Thursday on River Drive in Ormond Beach.
Officials say a body was found in the roadway, reported minutes after the fire call came in which impeded their efforts to put the fire out, as they had to take a longer route to get there, and then use a fire hydrant that was further away.
Officials say this is considered arson at this time and the Fire Marshal is being brought in to investigate.
Crews say the house fire took about 20 minutes to put out and no one was inside.