Two dead in house fire early Monday morning in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Two people were found dead in a house fire in Danville Monday morning.

“It’s just a terrible thing, as far as them passing away,” said Johnny Scott, who lives nearby.

According to Captain Daryl Turpin, fire crews responded to the fire on Feb. 17 at 3:57 a.m., located at 18 Oakland Ave.

When crews arrived they found a single-family home fully engulfed in flames.

“I mean it’s leveled, there ain’t nothing left there. I don’t know what would have started it,” said Carl Boyd, who lives nearby.

Crews were able to control the fire by 5:36 a.m.

“It was just a ball of fire and I went running through the woods to try to do what I could do and – you know – there was nothing I could do because it was- it was gone,” said Scott.

Two people were found dead in the fire, Turpin said. The bodies were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for identification.

Several neighbors said the victims were a man and a woman.

“I knew who they were when I seen them because I’d see them at the house and go up and down the street. He walked by here all the time,” said Boyd.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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