GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — A death investigation is underway after an unresponsive person was pulled from a house fire in Gloucester County on Tuesday and pronounced dead.
The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office says they responded just before 6 a.m. to the 3300 block of Maple Street (at Woodsville Road just off George Washington Memorial Highway) in Hayes and found the woman inside the home. She was taken outside and pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s office said the fire was later marked under control and they were working with arson investigators from Virginia State Police.
After notifying family, the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office released that the victim was 44-year-old Christine Marie Vanvarick.
The mobile homes are pretty close together, but first responders marked the fire under control and prevented any other major damage to other homes. Most of the damage was contained inside Vanvarick’s home.
Family members were at the home today when 10 On Your Side stopped by around midday. They told us they’re not ready to speak on camera but say she was a great person and that it’s extremely hard for them to process everything right now.
Her body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk to determine the cause of death.
Vanvarick’s family has a GoFundMe set up for a “future fund” for her son. Click here to visit that page.