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Authorities investigate fire that left one man dead

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Investigators are trying to figure out what started an early morning house fire that left one man dead. 

Neighbors have told 10 News the name of the man who lived in the house where the fire happened Monday morning at 705 Roundtree Road in Concord. 10 News will not release his name until it is confirmed by investigators. 

Neighbors say they will miss talking to the man. 

William Martin tells 10 News he and other neighbors would often visit the man who died. 

Martin tells 10 News the man was hurt in an accident that left him in a wheel chair. He says the two would swap stories and he would listen to the victim talk about his projects he did as a construction worker.  

"We'll be missing a good man, a good decent man," said Martin. "And that's what I think about him, is how good and decent he was. Just having good conversations with him that will be missed." 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Officials tell 10 News that one firefighter was hurt during the fire and was treated for minor injuries. 


UPDATE

Authorities say one person is dead after a house fire in Campbell County. 

Crews reportedly responded to the fire around 2:18 a.m. According to officials, the fire was at a house at 705 Roundtree Road in Concord. 

PHOTOS: ONE DEAD AFTER CAMPBELL COUNTY HOUSE FIRE

According to authorities, a firefighter suffered minor injuries which were treated on scene. 

Campbell County Public Safety, Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Charlotte County Fire Department, Concord Volunteer Fire Department and Gladys Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the incident. 

The fire remains under investigation. 

10 News has a crew on the scene working to learn more. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities say crews are still on the scene of a Campbell County house fire. 

According to officials, the fire happened at 705 Roundtree Road just after 2 a.m. 

There is no word on if anyone was injured or if anyone will be displaced. The cause is still unknown.  


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Magdala Louissaint

Magdala Louissaint is an award-winning journalist who joined WSLS 10 in July 2017 as the Lynchburg bureau reporter.

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