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Woman and grandchild escape, man dies after house fire in Spotsylvania

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) -

Emergency crews say an elderly man has died after a house fire in Spotsylvania on Wednesday. A woman and her grandchild were able to escape.

The fire happened around 10:45 a.m. in the 9000 block of Hancock Road. Fire crews arrived to find smoke coming from the house and went inside to find the missing man. They were able to pull him out and begin life support, but the victim, identified as 80-year-old Charles Glover, died at the hospital.

The fire was under control in 30 minutes. Three engines, four tankers, three medical units, three chief officers and three Fire Marshals responded to the scene.

Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, from an electrical wiring malfunction in a bedroom.

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