UPDATE: Bedford Co. House Fire Caused by Electrical Short
UPDATED: 4:30 p.m.
Bedford Co., VA - The Red Cross is helping an elderly couple following an early morning fire in Bedford County Wednesday.
The fire was reported at a home on Shingle Block Road.
Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Pauley says the woman got up around 3 a.m. to use the bathroom and saw smoke.
Pauley says the fire was caused by an electrical short inside a wall and that attic insulation held down the fire.
Pauley now estimates damage at $40,000.
Pauley says it's not clear if the smoke detectors in the home were working.