What started as a Queens rubbish fire ended with a grisly discovery.
Firefighters were called to the HSBC Bank branch on Hillside Avenue just before 1 p.m. Saturday following reports of a blaze set near a dumpster on the side of the building, fire and police officials said.
Firefighters extinguished the flames only to find a scorched, unidentified body underneath the burning rubbish, cops said.
An NYPD spokesman said authorities were not able to immediately determine if the corpse was a male or female.
The investigation is continuing, police said.