Identity of man that died in Henrico house fire released

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email

HENRICO COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - The identity of a man that died in a house fire in Henrico County has been released.

It took fire fighters several hours to get the blaze under control, and when they finally got inside, they found a body.  The fire started at a home in the 1400 block of New Market Road just after 12:30 a.m. in eastern Henrico County.

The state medical examiner's office identified the victim as Edward D. (Eddie) Nelson.  He was the sole occupant of the house. There also has been a preliminary cause of death determination.  His death was due to "smoke and thermal injuries" sustained from the fire.

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