Chesterfield house fire kills one person

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -- One person is dead after a house fire. Chesterfield fire crews arrived at a home in the 1200 block of Evon Avenue just before 9 p.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the house.

Firefighters found the body of a person inside the burning home, but they were unable to immediately determine the gender of the victim.

Fire officials say a neighbor called 911 to report the fire.

Neighbors say that there was only one person living in the home, a man in his 40's who rented the house. His family is on the scene.

Fire crews don't know what started the fire but say that it doesn't look suspicious. The fire marshall is investigating.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information.

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