Boy found dead after fire in Norton, Virginia

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Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT
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NORTON, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in the City of Norton.

The fire happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday on the 500 block of Virginia Avenue North.

Once the fire was extinguished, the body of a 13-year-old boy was found inside. His remains were taken to the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination, autopsy and positive identification.

Two women were hurt in the fire and taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The fire appears to be accidental, according to fire investigators, with the cause and origin still unclear. The City of Norton Police Department is assisting with the investigation.

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