Retired couple killed in house fire

Retired couple killed in house fire


6 News Reporter

ELK VALLEY (WATE) – Investigators are working to find out how two people died early Tuesday morning in a house fire.

The fire happened at a home described as a concrete building with a tin roof on Highway 297 in the Elk Valley community of Campbell County.

Neighbors say the couple killed were retired and in their 70s. They had lived in Campbell County their whole lives, but moved into the house only six months ago.

"They were Christians, a church-going couple," described Robert Sharp, their landlord and neighbor. "The lady did quite a bit of quilting. He groomed a garden and was very active around the house. It's a tragic loss and it's hard to accept."

There is still no cause for the fire, but firefighters don't believe it is suspicious. They spent 12 hours on scene Tuesday.

The names of the victims have not yet been officially released.

The home that burned down was roughly 50 years old.

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