Victim Identified in House Fire - - ABC13

Victim Identified in House Fire


Salem, VA - The Salem Fire Department has released the name of the person who was killed in a fire Thursday morning.

They say 61-year-old Robert Arthur Barnes died in a home on Victoria Street in Salem. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Fire Department says they did not find any evidence of a meth lab. There was speculation that it might have been a meth lab because the original call came in as an explosion.

Damage to the building is estimated at $30,000.

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