Man found dead inside burning Virginia Beach home

Posted at 4:35 AM, Nov 23, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A 68-year-old man died in a Virginia Beach townhouse fire late Wednesday night.

Virginia Beach Fire, Police and EMS crews responded to the fire on Cadbury Circle just before 11 p.m.

As they were in route to the scene, dispatchers were notified that a man was trapped inside the burning home.

Police arrived at the scene before fire crews and made an attempt to enter the home to rescue the trapped man. Firefighters arrived several minutes later and immediately made entry into the home to rescue the man and suppress the fire.

Fire was found on the first floor, along with heavy smoke conditions throughout the two-story townhome.

The man, identified as Edward "Ted" Wood, was found deceased on the first floor. One other person was home at the time of the fire and made it out safely.

Two police officers were also treated on scene before being taken to a local hospital by Virginia Beach EMS to be treated for smoke inhalation. They were reported to be in good condition and expected to be released quickly.

The neighboring homes were searched and checked for flame spread but the fire was contained to the original townhouse.

The fire remains under investigation by the Virginia Beach Fire Investigation Bureau and Virginia Beach Police Department.

They are looking into the possibility that smoking materials were involved.