Two Die in Early Morning Lynchburg House Fire

Lynchburg, VA - Fire officials say two males died inside a basement that caught fire on Valleydale Drive Sunday morning. Four other people managed to escape.

The call came in around 5:30 a.m. to 119 Valleydale Drive. Battalion Chief Keith Johnson says crews arrived within six minutes. Three people who were upstairs and one person in the basement got out uninjured, Johnson said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The identities of the people killed are being withheld pending notification of the next-of-kin.