WEST AUGUSTA — The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in West Augusta that claimed one life Sunday morning, a press release said.
A man also sustained life-threatening injuries.
The fire took place at 731 Deerfield Valley Road. Firefighters were called to the blaze at 8:42 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the residence, state police said they found the house engulfed in flames.
A man was flown to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, where he continues to be treated for life-threatening injuries sustained in the fire, according to police.
Fire crews recovered the body of Jacqueline Guerrier, 30, of Arlington, from inside the residence. Their remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy. Police said they were in the area visiting family.
The fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature, the press release said. The cause and origin remain under investigation.
Reporters were kept away from the scene Sunday morning. Additionally, Anthony Ramsey, director of the Augusta County Emergency Communications Center, cited the ongoing state police investigation Monday and declined to divulge how long it took firefighters and rescue personnel to get to the scene of the fatal fire.
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