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2 dead after morning house fire in Danville

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Apr 18, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-26 11:39:32-04

DANVILLE — Two people died Thursday morning in a house fire in Danville.

According to department officials, crews were called to the 1200 block of Cartersburg Road just before 6 a.m.


In battling the fire, search crews located a dead man and woman inside the home. Both individuals were adults and believed to be father and daughter, according to officials.

The Hendrick's County Coroner's Office identified the father as 79-year-old Spencer Gibbs.

DNA tests later confirmed that Gibbs' daughter, Megan Edwards, 41, also died in the blaze, the coroner's office said on April 26.

The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing by the Danville Fire Department and the state fire marshal.

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