Elderly woman in deadly Amherst County fire in December identified

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — An elderly woman who died in a house fire on Dec. 3 has been identified as 70-year-old Eileen Patricia Ackworth.

Amherst County Public Safety confirmed her identity via a press release on its website.

The mobile home, located in the 1300 block of Boxwood Farm Road, was fully engulfed when the fire department responded to the fire at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Amherst County Fire Marshal Samuel A. Bryant told WFXR the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

There is no indication the fire was set intentionally, according to Amherst County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigator Lt. Oliver.

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