HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A person died in an overnight house fire along Ashcake Road in the Ashland area of Hanover County.

At 11:26 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, officials said that Hanover County Fire-EMS responded to the 10000 block of Ashcake Road for the report of a house fire between the evening on Friday and the early morning hours on Saturday.

Witnesses reported to officials that one person was still inside. Responders confirmed that the person was found dead.

A spokesperson for Hanovery County Fire-EMS said two firefighters had non-life threatening injuries during the fire and were taken to the hospital. Both have since been released. 

The Red Cross is assisting five people who have been displaced due to the fire, including three adults and two children, according to officials.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office announced that Ashcake Road would be closed between Johnson Town Road and Lewistown Road due to the fire.

Drivers were advised that the closure could last between six and eight hours.