Nelson County, Virginia
As BRL first reported at 5:15 Wednesday afternoon, fatalities were involved in the Wingina Fire.
VSP made their release and officially confirmed it late Wednesday night. That release is posted immediately below. Verbatim :
“The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in Nelson County. At approximately 7:45 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23), Nelson County authorities were alerted to a residential fire in the 1000 block of Hunting Lodge Road in Wingina. Nelson County Fire and Rescue and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
The bodies of two deceased individuals were located inside the residence. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination, autopsy and positive identification.
At this stage of the investigation, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.
Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police“
Updated: 5:15 PM
BRL has been able to confirm this was a fatal fire. We are awaiting additional details from law enforcement and have made a request.
Earlier original release:
Verbatim release via Nelson County Sheriff’s Office:
On 10/23/2019 at about 7:20AM, a citizen reported a possible fire to the Nelson County Emergency Communications Center on the 1000 block of Hunting Lodge Road in Wingina, Virginia. Fire crews responded to the scene and found evidence of a structure fire. Law enforcement was summoned to the scene to assist with the investigation. The investigation is still in progress. The scene is secure. No further information is available at this time.
Nelson County Sheriff’s Office