81-year-old woman killed in Newport News house fire

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-12 16:08:14-05

Newport News, Va. – An 81-year-old woman died in a house fire in Newport News Saturday morning.

According to her granddaughter, 81-year-old Bobbie Grier perished in the blaze, which began around 9:50 am.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control less than 10 minutes after they arrived.

The fire department as well as the police department are investigating to the cause of the fire and the woman’s cause of death.

Newport News Fire Department spokesman Fire Chief Scott  Liebold says while the fire does not appear to be suspicious, it will be treated as suspicious until determined otherwise.