One person dies in Sunday morning house fire in Spotsylvania
Spotsylvania Fire and Rescue says a resident in the 10100 block of Jim Morris Road died in a house fire just before 8am on Sunday morning.
Spotsylvania and City crews responded to a call of a residential house fire with someone trapped. Fire officials say crews arrived within five minutes of the call finding smoke and fire through the home, with flames venting from the front. The crews worked to quickly extinguish the fire and search the home for the trapped occupant.
Officials say the home was occupied by three elderly relatives. An elderly female discovered the fire and assisted her elderly sister and husband from the home before re-entering to retrieve several pets.
Spotsylvania Fire and Rescue says she was apparently overcome by the smoke and was not able to make it back out to safety. The two occupants that made it out of the home were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but are expected to be fine. Investigators are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
Spotsylvania Fire and Rescue said in a press released: “We mourn with the family at the loss of their loved one who died after heroically saving other family members. We ask everyone to never re-enter a building on fire to save pets or belongings, urging everyone to “get out and stay out”, in the event of a fire.”
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