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Virginia House Fire Causes Heavy Damage

Virginia House Fire Causes Heavy Damage

St. Clair crews responded to a residential fire Thursday afternoon, April 12.

Authorities said the home was almost destroyed.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy fire at the structure with flames showing through the roof. While the fire was quickly under control, some hotspots remained. The man's wife was found to have been visiting with her adult daughter.

Fire officials said the home is presently unlivable. One was discovered alive and one was deceased.

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Authorities said the fire started in the front left bedroom.

The body was turned over to the Medical Examiner's Office for positive identification and cause of death determination.

"This tragic fire serves as a reminder about the importance of practicing fire safety", Rutledge added.

Neighbors reported that they saw smoke coming out of the house and told emergency workers they knew an elderly man lived there. "Develop a home fire escape plan and practice fire drills regularly".


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