BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A family in Buckingham County is grappling with the loss of a loved one following a house fire Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were called out to the 200 block of Hardware Road around 10:20 a.m. Thursday, November 7.

According to Virginia State Police, three people inside the home were able to get out unharmed. However, a fourth person had to be rescued. Police say she did not survive the injuries she sustained in the fire.

A family member told NBC29 that the victim was his aunt, and that she was badly burned. 

Authorities have not yet release the victim's name to the public.

Virginia State Police is assisting with the investigation, and stated that the fire does not appear to have been suspicious. A deputy with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Department believes the fire was caused by a wood stove.

The house is considered a total loss.


11/07/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:

At 10:27 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 7), Virginia State Police responded to the scene of a residential fire in the 200 block of Hardware Road in Buckingham County. Three of the four individuals inside the residence at the time of the fire were able to escape the house without injury.

The fourth individual, an adult female, was rescued from the burning residence by the other three, but did not survive her injuries sustained in the fire.

With the assistance of the Buckingham County Fire and Rescue, and Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is investigating the origin and cause of the fire. At this stage of the ongoing investigation, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.