VSP identify mother, young son killed in Augusta Co. fire

Crews from five different fire companies attended an overnight fire on Purple Cow Rd.
Crews from five different fire companies attended an overnight fire on Purple Cow Rd.(WHSV)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 9:54 AM EST
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AUGUSTA CO., Va. (WHSV) - Virginia State Police identified a woman and a child killed in house fire in Augusta County on Jan. 27.

On Feb. 4, VSP said after the fire was extinguished, fire crews recovered the remains of Ashley Hudson, 27, and her seven-year-old son Liam.

Augusta County officials were notified at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 27 of a residence on fire in the 700 block of Purple Cow Road.

Augusta County Fire Chief Greg Schact said three-quarters of the single story home was on fire when the first crews arrived.

An 25-year-old man was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of life-threatening injuries he suffered in the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. According to police, there is no evidence to indicate the fire was suspicious in nature.

Schact said fire crews from Augusta County, Dooms, Waynesboro, Grottoes and New Hope all assisted in the call.

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