Fire Chief: 2 dead following Washington County, VA house fire

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – UPDATE 12:27 P.M. – Two people are dead after being trapped in a house fire in Washington County, Virginia.

According to the Meadowview Fire Chief Mark Venable, a couple in their 80s were trapped inside the home in the 11000 block of Mount Calm Drive.

One person was able to escape from the fire, Venable said. That person was the son of the victims.

The bodies of the two people have not been removed from the home yet. As of 12:27 p.m., firefighters on the scene were still putting out hot spots.

The Virginia State Police are on the scene and investigating.

A cause of the fire has not been officially determined yet.

Firefighters were called to the scene Friday morning around 8:15 a.m., according to Venable.

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Firefighters in Washington County, Virginia believe two people are trapped inside of a house fire Friday morning.

According to Abingdon Fire Chief John McCormick, the Abingdon Fire Department is assisting the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department and Meadowview Volunteer Fire Department at a structure fire in the 11000 block of Mount Calm Drive.

Crews on the scene believe two people may be inside the burning home but have been unable to confirm or enter the house as of 12:05 p.m.

Firefighters on the scene said the building was three stories.

McCormick said crews were called to assist at the fire at 8:22 a.m.

The Richardson Life Saving Crew is also on the scene of the fire.

News Channel 11 has a crew at the scene of the fire.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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