Investigators are trying to figure out what caused an early morning house fire in Spotsylvania that killed a 14 year old boy.
Officials say around 4:04 a.m. Sunday they received a call for a fire in the 3800 block of Lee Hill School Drive. When they arrived on scene at 4:13 a.m. Sunday heavy flames were visible from the front of the home. We are told six people were inside of the home when this all started, including a father, grandmother, mother, visiting from Maryland, a 9 year old boy, a 14 year old boy, and a 17 year old female.
Initial reports indicated the boy was in a rear bedroom, but after searching in extreme fire conditions he could not be located. Chief Monty Willaford says the body of the 14 year old was found in the living room, which suffered extensive fire damage. The body is now at the medical examiner's office. No word if anyone else was injured.
In all 36 firefighter, many of them from volunteer squads, battled this blaze. Cold temperatures made this fire fight difficult. The Red Cross is assisting this family.
The fire marshal's office and the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office are investigating.
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:49:13 GMT
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