1 dead in Burlington house fire

Published 12:36 pm Monday, April 8, 2019

BURLINGTON — One person died in a house fire in Burlington on Monday morning.

Fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire on Township Road 1434 in Burlington early on Monday morning.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless confirmed there was a fatality and that a second person was taken to the hospital but couldn’t release further details yet.

“The coroner is on the scene as is a deputy,” he said, adding that the State Fire Marshal’s office had been called in to investigate the cause of the fire. “Their findings will determine if we investigate this case” since someone died in the fire.

Several crews from Burlington Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 8 a.m. and the blaze was still going as of noon on Monday.

Roads were blocked off to traffic.

Reports of injuries were not available as of press time.

See Wednesday’s edition of The Tribune for a full report.