Man's body found after crews put out fire behind Cobb County motel

An investigation is underway after firefighters discovered a man's body while responding to a brush fire behind a Cobb County motel. 

The fire burned nearly two acres surrounded by businesses, including several car dealerships.

Marietta police told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen the fire broke out around 12:53 a.m. Sunday behind the Regency Inn off Cobb Parkway. Police are now working to determine how the man died. 

"Did this male die as a result of the fire or did the fire happen because he passed away before the fire occurred? We are working to understand all of that," Marietta officer Chuck McPhilamy told Pozen.

The man's name and age have not been released.  

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