One dead in Wise County house fire

Mike Still • Jan 24, 2020 at 9:00 PM

WISE — Virginia State Police investigators are looking into the cause of a Thursday night house fire that killed one person.

VSP spokesperson Shelby Crouch said Friday that the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke is still trying to identify the victim of the fire in the 10800 block of Mountain View Road near Wise.

Crouch said a Wise County 911 dispatcher received a report of a residential fire at 7:55 p.m. Thursday and volunteer fire departments responded to fight the blaze and search for victims.

The fire destroyed the brick structure, which was still smoldering Friday after steady rain, and firefighters found a body inside.

Crouch said investigators believed that the fire was not suspicious.

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