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Christmas Day house fire kills 1 in Virginia

December 25, 2019 GMT

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — One person is dead following a house fire on the Virginia coast, firefighters said.

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company said on its Facebook page that its units were called to a fire around 6:21 a.m. on Christmas Day. When firefighters arrived and gained access inside the home, they found a body.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released pending notification of family. No other injuries were reported.

Officials are investigating the fire, according to the fire department.