Woman dies in Edinburg house fire

Firefighters discovered the body of a woman early Friday morning during a house fire in Edinburg.

According to a news release issued Monday by the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office, firefighters were called to a home at 3662 Stoney Creek Road in Edinburg on Friday.

“At 12:31 a.m. the Emergency Communications Center received a call from a third party service provider reporting a medical or fire emergency at the residence,” the release states. “Fire, Rescue and law enforcement personnel were dispatched to investigate the nature of the emergency. First responders arrived at 12:43 a.m. and reported a single family dwelling which was fully engulfed. Fire and rescue personnel discovered a deceased female shortly after making entry into the structure.”

Owners of the home are Chester D. and Judith A. Coffman.

“The identification of the deceased is still under investigation by the Medical Examiner’s Office,” the release states.

The fire is under investigation, the release states, and the following departments are involved in the investigation: Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, Shenandoah County Building Inspections Office and the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to the news release, units responding were the Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, Conicville Volunteer Fire Department, Woodstock Rescue Squad, Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Jackson Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department and the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Department.

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