COLLINSVILLE, VA – Henry County officials are investigating the cause of a fatal fire that occurred Friday on Haverline Hill Road in Collinsville.
Crews from the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department and Fieldale Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched around 1 p.m. for a smoke investigation.
The volunteers identified the source of the smoke to be a structure fire on 180 Haverline Hill Road.
After the incident was reported the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center, additional personnel from the Bassett Volunteer Fire Department, the Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department, Fieldale Volunteer Fire Department, Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgeway Fire Department, Fieldale-Collinsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Henry County Department of Public Safety responded to the fire.
The fire was secluded to one end of a one-story brick home.
Once the owner of the home was contacted, the individual notified officials that a family member could still be inside the home.
As soon as the scene was safe to enter, the fire crews located the body of a deceased person.
The medical examiners officer has been contacted and the body has been released to officials for identification.
The Henry County Fire Marshal’s Office and Henry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire. For any questions regarding the investigation, please contact the Henry County Fire Marshal’s Office at 276-634-4660.