1 person dead after fire breaks out inside Pittsylvania County home

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Officials in Pittsylvania County are investigating a fatal fire that broke out Saturday morning at 10:10 a.m. 

Blairs Fire and Rescue responded to the 800 block of Kentuck Church Road for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment. 

After they put out the fire, crews searched the home and located a 59-year-old Pittsylvania County resident inside in cardiac arrest. 

The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. 

The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke.

Officials have not determined an official cause of the fire but said they believe it may have started due to improper use of smoking materials.

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