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Fatal house fire in Roanoke Co. ruled accidental

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Fire Marshal has determined the cause of a fatal house fire in Roanoke County was accidental.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, it happened in the 5700 block of Enchanted Lane around 5:15 a.m. Monday.

The Fire Marshal said the fire started in the kitchen, but because of the heavy fire damage, a specific cause is undetermined.

The medical examiner also identified the victim as Mark Coles, 61. The cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

About $125,000 worth of damage was done.