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Two Confirmed Dead in Bedford County House Fire

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Bedford County, VA - Two people are confirmed dead in Bedford County after a house fire Friday night. Fire officials say weather is likely to blame.

It happened on Edmund Street and right now the victims' identities are not being released pending notification of the family.

The storm did quite a bit of damage.

Storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands here in Virginia.

Most of you already know …. It was 9 p.m. last night when the worst of the

Winds hit. The storm blew down trees, and toppled power lines. This

morning before you go out, you need to be aware….there are many roads

and highways still blocked by storm debris. Even worse, many homes are

damaged by trees that fell. Winds were clocked at more than 75 miles per

hour.

Of course, all of this came at the end of a day when temperatures hit 103 degrees in the Lynchburg area.

Close to half of Apco's customers in Virginia were without power overnight.

That's 233-thousand in our state alone.

Here's a look at some of the overnight power outage numbers for our area:

Lynchburg City - 24,000

Bedford County - 22,000

Amherst County - 12,000

Campbell County - 12,000

Roanoke County - 22,000

Roanoke City - 30,000

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