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Neighbor: 81-year-old woman killed in Lynch Station fire

(WSET)

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m.

The Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue released a formal press statement on a deadly Lynch Station fire Tuesday night.

According to the release, the home that was destroyed was occupied by three adults at the time of the fire.

Two males were able to get out, fire officials say, but one female did not.

Barbara Brown, 81, died in the fire along with two dogs.

One of the adult males was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital by Huddleston Rescue Squad with non-life threatening injuries.

You can read the full press statement below:

"At 7:05 am today the Bedford County E-911 Center received a report of a residential structure fire at 4349 Mount Airy Road, Lynch Station; in the far southeast corner of Bedford County, very near the Campbell County line. The Huddleston, Saunders and Bedford fire departments, along with EMS and BCoFR support units were initially dispatched. Based on the initial reports the Moneta, Forest and Altavista fire departments were added to the call. A water tanker from the Stewartsville-Chamblissburg fire department was also sent to assist. Units began arriving on scene at 7:29 am and found a double-wide mobile home that was fully involved in fire. The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. Fire crews remained there for several more hours working to fully extinguish the fire.

The residence was occupied by three adults at the time of the fire. Two males were able to get out but one female did not; she perished in the fire along with two dogs. One of the adult males was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital by Huddleston Rescue Squad with non-life threatening injuries.

Fire investigators were on the scene throughout the day working to remove the body, which was sent to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for positive identification, and to work towards identifying the origin and cause of the fire, which remains under investigation. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation, a normal practice with fatal fires."

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UPDATE: 12:40 p.m.

A family friend and neighbor confirms 81-year-old Barbara Brown died after a fire broke out at her home on Mt. Airy Road in Lynch Station.

The neighbor said Brown lived in the home with her husband and son, they said her husband is in the hospital for smoke inhalation and their son is okay.

The neighbor who called 911 said it took fire departments close to an hour to arrive on the scene.

Unfortunately, all of Brown's pictures burned in the fire, according to those on the scene so there is not one available.

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LYNCH STATION, Va. (WSET) -- One person is dead after a fire roared through a home in Lynch Station.

Officials say the call came in around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 4600 block of Mt. Airy Road.

According to Bedford County's Fire Marshal, Jeff Pauley, two other people were in the home at the time, and were able to get out safely.

Pauley says between six and seven fire departments responding to the scene.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fire, too, according to Pauley.

Officials have not yet released the deceased person's identity.

Pauley says crews are still investigating what caused the fire.

This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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