Detectives have launched an investigation after a body was discovered following a fire in Stoke-on-Trent.
Police were called to the property on Shelton Old Road at around 7.55pm on Tuesday.
They joined crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service who were already stationed at the scene.
Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the fire.
In a statement, Staffordshire Police said: ‘Sadly, a body was found inside the outbuilding. Formal identification will take place in due course.
‘We are currently working hard to identify their next of kin and establish the circumstances of the fire. A scene remains at the location and officers are continuing with their door-to-door inquiries.
‘Anyone with any information or relevant CCTV or dashcam footage which could help us understand the circumstances leading up to the fire are asked to get in touch.’
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called to reports of a fire on Shelton Old Road at 7.56pm.
‘One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient.
‘Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save them and they were confirmed dead at the scene.’