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Police probing fatal fire in Glade Spring

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

GLADE SPRING –Virginia State Police has been requested to look into a fatal mobile home fire in Washington County after a man’s body was found inside the residence.

The body of 39-year-old Kevin L. Melton was discovered inside his mobile home in the 33,500 block of Loves Mill Road in Glade Spring, said Deborah Cox, spokeswoman for the State Police.

Glade Spring Fire Department responded to the fire around 11:49 p.m. Tuesday. The Wytheville Criminal Investigation Division of Virginia State Police was requested just before 2 a.m. Wednesday to investigate the cause and origin of the blaze.

Melton’s body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy, according to Cox.

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