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Dinwiddie house fire destroys home, leaves one dead

Published: Jan. 9, 2016 at 2:21 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2016 at 2:21 PM EST
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DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - Dinwiddie County Fire Department is investigating a house fire that left one person dead and the house completely destroyed.

Just after midnight Saturday, crews responded to a home engulfed in flames in the 18,000 block of Flatfoot Road.

Firefighters soon learned someone was still inside the home. Officials say that person was located and found dead.

The victim has been transported to the medical examiners office to confirm identity and determine the exact cause of death.

The home was reported to have no working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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