Fatal fire

The body of a Gretna man was pulled from a singlewide trailer at 190 Blue Ridge Drive Wednesday, Nov. 6. 

9 A.M. UPDATE: The body of a Gretna man pulled from a fire Wednesday night, Nov. 6, has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for identification, according to Pittsylvania Public Safety Deputy Director Michael Lee. 

According to Lee, the fire at 190 Blue Ridge Drive was reported by a neighbor — who was also identified as a family member of the victim.

"The family member reported seeing heavy fire at the residence," Lee said. 

The Gretna Fire Department was dispatched at 8:53 p.m. and arrived on scene shortly after. 

Fire was found to be coming from a single wide mobile home, which was roughly 100 yards off the road according to Lee. 

Lee said the male's body was pulled from the fire around 9:10 after being located. 

Fire crews were able to quickly knock out the blaze. They would remain on scene until 11:05 p.m.

The Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal's Office and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office remained on scene to investigate.

No one else was inside the home at the time of the fire. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 


ORIGINAL STORY: At least one person is dead in a house fire on Blue Ridge Drive that occurred Wednesday, Nov. 6 according to Pittsylvania County Fire Marshal Terry Kelly. 

No further details are currently available. 

This has been a breaking news alert. 

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