Salem Fire Officials Investigate Fatal Fire

Salem, VA- Salem Fire officials are investigating a fatal fire that happened Sunday morning. Crews responded to the 800 block of Lakeview Street around 7 a.m. to find a home with thick smoke coming from it.

We're told there was heavy fire in a bedroom of the home, and crews were able to contain it in about ten minutes. As crews searched the house they found a person dead. That person's name has not been released yet. There were no other people in the home at the time of the fire.

Officials say while fighting the flames, a firefighter fell from the first floor to the basement, but was not injured. The Salem Fire and EMS Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.