Fire That Killed 6-Month-Old Girl Ruled Unintentional

HARTWOOD, Va. — Stafford County authorities say a house fire that killed a 6-month-old girl was unintentional.

Media outlets report that the Stafford Fire Marshal and Sheriff’s Office released the findings of their investigation on Wednesday.

The fire occurred Monday at a two-story house in a subdivision in Hartwood, a rural community about 15 miles west of Fredericksburg.

Authorities identified the infant as Eleanor Mae Avery.

Fire and Rescue assistant chief Mark Doyle says the fire began near the front of the house.

Doyle and Sheriff Charles Jett called the fire a tragic accident.

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