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Nelson: Arrington – Fire & Police Crews Working Fatal Camper Fire Kills 2 – ID’s Released : 10.23.13

[ 1 ] October 20, 2013 |
The general area above on Bobs Creek Lane near Lake Nelson where investigators have been working a camper fire Sunday evening - October 20, 2013

The general area above on Bobs Creek Lane near Lake Nelson where investigators have been working a camper fire Sunday evening – October 20, 2013 – Click to view in Google Maps.

Near Lake Nelson
Nelson County, VA

On Wednesday – October 23, 2013 Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks released the ID of the two that died in the fire:
Confirmed ID of persons killed in the firConfirmed ID of persons killed in the fire:

Marvin Ernest Boggs. 68 years old of 16 Bobs Creek Lane. Arrington

Barbara Jean Beach. 75 years old of
11598 Howardsville Road
Buckingham Va

Here’s an update from Virginia State Police Updated: 3:30 PM 10.21.13


ARRINGTON, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal fire that occurred Sunday night (Oct. 20) in Nelson County. Fire investigators with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office returned to the scene Monday to continue their investigation into confirming the cause of the blaze.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was first notified of the fire at 9:23 p.m. Sunday. State police special agents, with the assistance of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, have determined the fire started inside the motor home on Bobs Creek Lane in the Arrington community. Once the fire was extinguished, two bodies were discovered inside.

The bodies have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for confirmation of identification, examination and autopsy.

The motor home was set up on blocks and was without electricity. At this stage of the investigation, it is believed the fire was accidental and started from sort of a heat source used to warm the inside of the motor home. State police are still in the process of determining that source and the cause of the fire.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. – ABC13
ABC-13 WSET Lynchburg’s Coverage above.

Updated: 12:04 AM 10.21.13

Nelson Sheriff Brooks:” I can confirm that two bodies have been pulled from the fire. We are sending them to the medical examiner for identification. The cause of the explosion / fire is still being investigated,” Sheriff Brooks told us just after midnight Monday morning.

Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks along with other authorities have confirmed to BRLM late Sunday evening that investigators are on the scene of a camper fire in the Bob’s Creek area near Lake Nelson. That’s in southeast Nelson County in Arrington. “We have investigators trying to get into what remains of the camper to see if there were any victims. We don’t have absolute confirmation at this hour because the scene has been too hot,” Sheriff Brooks told us around 11:30 PM Sunday night.

Other reports of explosions around the camper were reported during the fire in Facebook posts. Likely propane tanks it’s believed. “The explosion sounds were nuts. Sounded like someone shooting a gun over and over.” one person posted to our BRLM Facebook page. early Monday morning.

Numerous fire agencies are on the scene with lawmen as the investigation continues.

“As of late Sunday night we still don’t know the cause of the fire,” Sheriff Brooks added.

More as we know.

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  1. Don Staver says:

    This the same address of a trailer fire in march of this year.

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