WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Friday morning house fire that left two people dead in Washington County is currently under investigation by Virginia State Police.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is investigating the fatal house fire at the request of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, authorities say.
Members of the Meadowview and Glade Springs fire departments were alerted to the residential fire in the 11,100 block of Mount Calm Drive at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, according to officials.
When first responders arrived on scene, the house was reportedly engulfed in flames.
Police say a man was able to safely escape the home and call for help, but he was unable to re-enter the residence and rescue the two adults sleeping in an upstairs bedroom.
According to authorities, the two adults’ remains were recovered from inside the burned residence and transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination, autopsy, and positive identification.
Virginia State Police plan to release the names of the two individuals who died once the medical examiner confirms their identities.
While the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation, police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature at this point in the investigation.
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