1 dead, 3 injured in York County house fire

York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A man died and three others are injured following a house fire in York County on August 14

When crews arrived at the home in the 100 block of Hickory Hills Drive just after 8 a.m., they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure.

Officials said three people had already exited the home. Crews had to rescue an additional two people trapped inside. The fire chief said the people rescued were an adult man and a juvenile.

The two occupants who were rescued were listed in critical condition when they were transported.

Of the four injured, officials confirmed on Friday afternoon that one man, one of the critical patients, had died.

A York County fire official said the home sustained substantial damage.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Fire officials say the fire appears to have originated in the living room area.

“Please keep the victims, their families, and those that responded and provided care in your thoughts and prayers,” York County Fire Chief Stephen Kopczynski wrote in a news release.

A GoFundMe set up by a friend on behalf of the family identified the man who was killed as Edwin Cosby. The three others were still hospitalized as of August 16, including Tracey Walker, who is pregnant and expecting to deliver any day now, per Tammy Eddins-Hayes. The fund had raised just over $6,000 as of August 19.

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