One Person Dead and Two Injured in House Fire

House Fire in Virginia Turns Fatal

One person is dead and two others are injured after an early morning house fire in Virginia.

When firefighters arrived on the scene this morning, flames already filled most of the burning house on the 700 block of 10th street North.

Three people were inside the house at the time of the fire and we’re told two people managed to escape the flames. They were both taken to the hospital.

One has now been transported to a higher level of care, while the other remains in stable condition.

One woman was not able to escape.

Firefighters found her dead upstairs in what was believed to be a bedroom.

Allen Lewis, the Virginia Fire Chief, said “As much as I wish this was unusual circumstances it is not as unusual as we would like it to be.”

It has been just over a year since the last deadly house fire in Virginia.

With the house and all its contents destroyed, the Red Cross is working with the family to provide help.

Lewis said, “Have working smoke detectors, have a home escape plan, make sure heating appliances are well maintained and safety is used in cooking. If all those things are happening we would respond to a lot less calls.”

The cause and origin of this fire is still under investigation and the names of those who were in the house have not yet been released.

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