One dead in Augusta County fire

augusta countyThe Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a fatal fire in Augusta County. The fire occurred around 10 p.m. Monday (Nov. 26) at a trailer in the 800 block of Stuples Hollow Road in Craigsville.

Once the Augusta County Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames, a deceased male was located inside the residence. He has been identified as Donald L. Meeks, 61, of Craigsville, Va. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation. But, at this stage of the investigation, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

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