A man who was pulled from a trailer fire by neighbors in Christiansburg on Friday has died.
Two neighbors pulled Ronnie Joe Hawkins from a fire Friday at the Interstate Overnight Trailer Park in the 2700 block of Roanoke Street. Hawkins was airlifted to Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday. He passed away Sunday from injuries he sustained in the fire.
A cause of the fire has not been determined. However, Christiansburg officials do not believe the fire is suspicious.
Original story from Nov. 29, 2013
Two neighbors pulled an unconscious man to safety when his trailer was fully engulfed in flames in Christiansburg Thursday morning.
According to a news release, Christiansburg fire, police, and rescue workers responded to the fire in the 2700 block of Roanoke Street at the Interstate Overnight Park after a neighbor who spotted the fire called 911.
The fire took place just after 10:00 a.m. Thursday.
The neighbor who made the call and another park resident entered the fully engulfed trailer, found the man who lived there fully unconscious inside, and pulled him to safety.
The 51-year-old victim was airlifted to a burn center in Winston-Salem, NC.
There is no information about his condition at this time. His identity is not being released pending notification of family.
There were no other injuries reported.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The trailer was a total loss, with damage estimated to be $30,000.