State Police investigate fatal fire in Augusta County
Three adults and a child are dead following a residential fire in Augusta County Friday night (Dec. 21, 2012). The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is investigating the blaze that destroyed a single-wide trailer on Bolling Heights Lane. Augusta County authorities were notified of the fire shortly before 10 p.m.
Four of the trailer’s five occupants were found deceased at the scene. The deceased include Charles E. Stokes Jr., 40, and Sharon E. Stokes, 47, and their son, Matthew J. Stokes, 9. A grandmother, Wilda J. Stokes, 62, also died.
Wilda Stokes’ husband, Lewis G. Stokes, 67, survived the fire and was transported to Augusta Health, where he was treated and released.
The cause and origin remain under investigation at this time.