Police ID Victim of Triangle Triple Fatal Fire - NBC4 Washington

Police ID Victim of Triangle Triple Fatal Fire



    Fire officials in Prince William County are working to determine what caused a fire that claimed three live. Initially, only two bodies were found in the burned-out mobile home. A third body was found later in the morning. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013)

    Police have identified one of three people killed in a fire at a Triangle, Va., mobile home early Tuesday.

    Prince William County Fire crews were called to the home in the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Road at around 3:30 a.m. When they extinguished the blaze, they found the bodies Melvin Ruben Smitson, 61,  and two other adults.

    Friends told News4 a 19-year-old man, his mother and her boyfriend lived at the home. They also said two of the occupants smoked cigarettes, but the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

    The identities of the remaining victims will be released once the Medical Examiner's Office makes a positive identification.

    Foul play is not suspected in their deaths.

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