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UPDATE: Roanoke County fatal fire victim identified

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:53:41 AM EST
Updated On: Oct 17 2013 09:51:20 PM EDT

Today police released the identity of a woman who died as a result of a fire in her home in September.

ROANOKE CO., Va. -

We now know the name of a woman who was killed in a fatal fire on Twelve O'Clock Knob Road in Roanoke County.

Sheila Dooley, 66, died from smoke inhalation after her home caught fire on September 7.

The death has been ruled as accidental, according to a news release from Roanoke County Police Department.

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The person who died in a Roanoke County fire early Saturday morning died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet. Foul play is not suspected, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.

The victim still has not been identified.

The fire was located in the 4700 block of Twelve o"clock Knob Road early Saturday morning.

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A body was found in a Roanoke County home that was destroyed by a fire Saturday morning.

The house fire on Twelve O'clock Knob Road was reported just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

Residents in the area reported to they could see flames at a distance but did not know if it was a structure or trees ablaze.

Crews from Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, and Fort Lewis stations used pumpers and tankers to keep the fire from spreading to surrounding woods and to extinguish what was left of the home.

The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes, according to a news release, but it took much longer to cool the debris.

Investigators from the Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office and Police Department are working to determine what caused the fire.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

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A home in Roanoke County is destroyed after fire.

It happened early Saturday morning just after 1 a.m. on Twelve O’clock Knob Road

Residents in the area reported to they could see flames at a distance but did not know if it was a structure or trees ablaze.

When the first firefighters arrived, they found a two-story wood framed house fully engulfed in flames.

Volunteer and career crews from the Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, and Fort Lewis stations worked for hours to get the fire under control.

Crews used tanker trucks and nearby ponds for their water supply.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the house and stop it from spreading to the surrounding wooded area.

The house is a total loss and investigators are on scene sorting through the rubble to determine.