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Man dies following house fire in Pittsylvania County

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Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 6:52 PM EST
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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A 59-year-old Pittsylvania County man died Saturday after crews found him in cardiac arrest while responding to a fire in the 800 block of Kentuck Church Rd.

According to Blairs Fire and Rescue, the man was found during a search of the home after firefighters arrived Saturday morning and extinguished the blaze.

Advanced life support was performed and the man was taken to Danville SOVAH Health, where he was pronounced dead. The name of the man is not being released until next of kin can be notified. His body will be sent to the Medical Examiners office in Roanoke, with the Pittsylvania County Fire Marshall’s office continuing the investigation.

Blairs Fire and Rescue was aided by Ringgold Fire and Rescue, Kentuck Fire Department and Keeling Fire Department.

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