UPDATE: Two arrested for possession after Lynchburg fire

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UPDATE: 8:10 p.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department has announced the arrest of two people in connection to the fire in Lynchburg this morning.

Charlotte Renee Peters, 51, of Lynchburg has been charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia.

Chris Austin Dooley, 41, of Evington, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Lynchburg Police did not find evidence of a laboratory for creating methamphetamine.

The arrests stem from the fire in the 200 block of VES Road.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A house fire in Lynchburg this morning, believed to have been caused by a cigarette, has spurred an investigation by police.

Fire crews responded to the fire at the 200 block of Ves Road around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. A fire investigator concluded the cause of the fire was due to an “improperly discarded smoking material,” said Fire Marshal Thomas Goode.

Two people that occupied the home were not injured, Goode said.

He said law enforcement were at the scene but he was not aware of the scope of the police investigation.

Lynchburg Police confirmed an investigation at the home but would not provide further information at this time.

WFXRtv.com will keep you posted as more information becomes available in this developing story.

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