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One dies in Pittsylvania Co. house fire

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) - One person is dead after a house fire on Saturday morning in Pittsylvania County.

At about 10:45 a.m. on March 19, a fire was reported in the 10000 block of Martinsville Highway.

When the members of the Brosville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, they found heavy smoke and flames showing from the mobile home. The Cascade, Tunstall and Bachelor's Hall Volunteer Fire Departments also responded with equipment and manpower to assist in putting out the fire.

Firefighters on scene found one victim inside the mobile home who was transported to the hospital and later airlifted to UNC Chapel Hill where the victim later succumbed to his or her injuries.

The victim's remains have been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy and his or her name is not being released pending notification of the victim's family.

The fire damage within the mobile home indicates that the fire originated within the area of the kitchen range, according to Shannon Robertson, the deputy fire marshal for Pittsylvania County.

Arson or foul play is not suspected as a cause for the fire at this time. The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.