Man dies in Accomack County house fire

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MELFA, Va. – A man was found dead inside a burning home in Accomack County early Thursday morning.

The Melfa Fire Department was called around 1 a.m. to respond to the fire at a home at 30098 Lankford Highway.

The fire department was able to extinguish the fire, but later found the man deceased inside the home. He has been identified as 47-year-old Shorn Eugene Nock.

The fire was caused by the stove being left on.

The home is a total loss.

The investigation is still ongoing and is under criminal investigation.