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VSP investigating fatal house fire in Augusta County

Multiple agencies were on scene in Deerfield this morning for a house fire in the 700 block of...
Multiple agencies were on scene in Deerfield this morning for a house fire in the 700 block of Deerfield Valley Road in Augusta County.(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 1:47 PM EST
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in Augusta County.

The fire department was alerted to the fire at approximately 8:42 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. When fire crews arrived at the residence in the 700 block of Deerfield Valley Road, they found the house engulfed in flames.

VSP says an adult male was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, where he continues to be treated for life-threatening injuries sustained in the fire.

Fire crews recovered the remains of Jacqueline Guerrier, 30, of Arlington, Va., from inside the residence. Their remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy. They were visiting family at the time of the fire.

At this stage of the investigation, VSP says the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The cause and origin remain under investigation. The original story can be found below.

Multiple agencies were on scene of a house fire in Deerfield Sunday morning.

The home was in the 700 block of Deerfield Valley Road in Augusta County.

Firefighters from the Augusta County Fire Rescue and multiple volunteer fire departments from surrounding towns were on scene for several hours before finally extinguishing the blaze.

The scene has been turned over to Virginia State Police who are conducting an investigation into the fire.

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