Fire crews pull body from Lake Ridge townhouse

Photo: Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department

A body was pulled from a townhouse that the scene of a house fire.

Police said the unidentified victim was inside a home in the 12800 block of Silvia Loop, just off Touchstone Circle in Lake Ridge, when it caught fire at 4:51 a.m. today.

Fire crews were called to the scene for a report of a structure fire and located the body. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The victim was taken to a medical examiners office for an autopsy, as officials work to determine the victim’s cause of death.

The identity of the victim will be released by police once the next-of-kin is notified, said Perok.

The death investigation is a joint effort between the county police department and the fire marshal, said Perok.

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