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.