Person found dead after townhouse fire in Henrico

Published: Jul. 30, 2016 at 11:05 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2016 at 1:30 PM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico Police are investigating after one person is found dead following a townhouse fire in the East End.

Crews say around 4 p.m. Saturday, they responded to a fire in the 200 block of Cornett Street, just off Hanover Road. They tell us after forcing open the front door, they encountered floor-to-ceiling smoke on the second floor.

While one crew searched for the fire, the other crews searched nearby rooms and once the fire was knocked down with the hose line, a body was located on the second floor. No one else was inside.

The Henrico Fire Marshal's Office and the Henrico Police Department will be conducting a joint investigation of this incident.

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