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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Second Victim Dies from Early Morning Fire

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2021


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The early morning house fire claims the life of a second victim, one remains hospitalized.  

Updated Information

A second occupant of yesterday's early morning house fire on Cherry Ave has died.  A total of three people were injured during the fire at a house on the 1000 block of Cherry Ave.  The first victim died shortly after arriving at UVA Health.  A third person remains hospitalized.  The city's Fire Marshal's Office is conducting an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the deadly fire.


Previous Press Release

Firefighters from across the city were called to the 1000 block of Cherry Ave in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 21.  Within four minutes of the 911 call, fire trucks from the Ridge Firehouse arrived on the scene with heavy smoke and fire conditions.  Firefighters worked quickly and entered the burning building and removing one trapped occupant.  That occupant, and two others who escaped the building, were immediately transported to the UVA Medical Center by both the Charlottesville Fire Department and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad.  

Unfortunately, one occupant died shortly after arriving at the hospital.  

The Charlottesville Fire Marshal's Office is working to determine the cause of the fire.

The Charlottesville Fire Department reminds everyone to ensure their home has working smoke alarms on every floor.  Check your smoke alarms monthly and replace any smoke alarm that is older than ten years.  

Media Contact
Dr. Hezedean Smith
Fire Chief
Charlottesville Fire Department
(434) 970-3323
smithhez@charlottesville.gov

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