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Man dies in Axton house fire on July 4th

AXTON, VA – A Fourth of July house fire claimed the life of a man.

Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to Mars Drive in Axton for the blaze.

Henry County Assistant Fire Marshal Kiah Cooper told BTW21 News at the scene that it appears the fire started in the exterior of the home on the side porch.

Cooper said at this time, it is undetermined what started fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

One other person was hurt in the incident.

Volunteer firefighters from Axton, Ridgeway, and Horsepasture responded to the scene.

Henry County Public Safety, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Appalachian Power and VDOT assisted.

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