Baby girl dies in house fire in Town of Appalachia

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 9:49 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2021 at 9:50 PM EDT
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APPALACHIA, Va. (WDBJ) - An 8-month-old girl was found dead after a fire in the 1300 block of Lower Exeter Road early Monday morning.

The Town of Appalachia Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire now being looked into by Virginia State Police.

At this time, the fire does not appear to be suspicious, according to investigators.

A 30-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy safely escaped the home. The woman was taken to Lonesome Pine Hospital, where she was treated and released.

The remains of the 8-month-old were found after the fire was extinguished, and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Center in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

The origin and cause of the fire have yet to be determined.

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