Man dead in Caroline County house fire

Posted by Colby Rogers - email

MILFORD, VA (NBC12) - One man is dead after a house fire in a rural part of Caroline County.

Firefighers responded to a phone call reporting a fire at 30500 Bethlehem Road around 6:20 p.m. Saturday.

Crews from seven area fire departments were needed to control the blaze, but the home was destroyed.

Once extinguished, investigators discovered the remains of Robert E. Jeter Sr., 63.

Officials say Jeter's body will be taken the medical examiner's office in Richmond for an autopsy.

Firefighters say the fire appears to be accidental, but the incident is still under investigation.

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