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One dead after Martinsville house fire

Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 5:49 PM EST
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - One person was found dead inside a home at 24 Barton Street in Martinsville Saturday night after a fire broke out in the building.

According to Martinsville Fire & EMS, crews responded to a neighbor’s report of a structure fire shortly before 8 p.m.

First crews found flames in the upper left bedroom and attic.

A person was found in the room where the initial flames were seen; that person had already died from the effects of the fire, according to emergency crews, and was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an official identification and cause of death report.

Crews were on the scene until approximately 3 in the morning searching for a cause and origin of the fire.

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