Fatal fire on Cooks Road

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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A Cumberland County man died Friday, May 22, after a fire broke out in his home.

Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department (RDVFD) responded just before midnight Friday, May 22, to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Cooks Road in Cumberland County.

RDVFD Fire Chief Paul Adkins said crews were on the scene within eight minutes of the call. Firefighters arrived to find a single story home with fire showing through the roof.

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Adkins said the victim was deceased when discovered by crews that night.

He added approximately 10,000 gallons of water were used to fight the fire, and crews remained on scene for approximately five hours.

Units from Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department, Farmville Volunteer Fire Department, Hampden- Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department and Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad assisted with the incident.

Adkins said Virginia State Police is investigating the incident. The victim’s identity has not yet been released and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.