Woman found dead in Newport News house fire on Christmas

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A woman was found dead after a house fire in Newport News late Christmas night.

Fire officials tell News 3 they got called to Colonial Place, a street off Warwick Boulevard, between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The victim has been identified. However, officials said they are waiting until they notify next of kin to release the woman’s name.

A neighbor of the victim told us she was 64 years old and from West Virginia.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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