UPDATE: Four killed in Page County house fire

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PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE (April 19) :

The only things left still standing are the brick structure of the house itself and the cars scattered through the yard. Family members tell WHSV four people died from the fire.

A mother, a father and two little girls lost their lives.

According to family, one boy did escape. He is nine years old, and he rode his bike down the road to his grandparents' house.

We spoke with the Page County Sheriff and investigators who say the cause of the fire is still undetermined, and they have not officially confirmed the deaths.

WHSV spoke to the uncle of the mother who says he and his family can't put into words what happened.

"Just, crazy. Just devastation. That is all you can say. They're a beautiful family, and its such a tragedy. that is really all you can say," said Dick Bonnet.

We also spoke to the grandfather who says the nine-year-old boy who got out is physically okay.

He also wants to get out this message. Make sure your smoke detector batteries are fresh, and are hard wired into your house. Have an evacuation plan, and never go back into the house. He says if those things were done, this tragedy could have been avoided.

(Note: due to irregularities, we have removed the GoFundMe link originally in this story and mentioned at the end of the videos.)



Emergency crews responded to a house fire early Monday, April 19 on Fort Stover Road in Page County.

According to a source with the Page County Sheriff's Office, the fire is still under investigation. He could not confirm whether there were any injuries or fatalities.

There is no word if anyone was inside when the fire broke out.

WHSV will have an update as soon as more information is available.