One dead, home destroyed in Rockbridge County fire

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – A 92-year-old woman, Florence Clark, died in the fire, while the other victim, her daughter, Nancy Vencill, has since been released from Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Right now there are more questions than answers as investigators are just beginning to find out how a home in Rockbridge County caught fire. 

A person is dead and a home is destroyed after a Rockbridge County fire, according to county fire and rescue officials. 

A family member next door, tells 10 News it was her 92-year-old aunt who lived in the home and was there with another person when the fire started around 10:30. 

Authorities say crews were called to Clarktown Lane off Wert Faulkner Highway just before Arnolds Valley Lane coming from Glasgow. 

When crews from Glasgow arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. The two people in the house at the time were taken to a hospital, and one of the two later died. 

Authorities have not released any information on the cause of the fire. 

Virginia State Police are investigating the fire. 

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