Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Family member identifies Riner fire victim
Matt Gentry | The Roanoke Times
A fire took the lives of Cynthia Posey and her dog Bear at the house on Laurel Ridge Mill Road in Riner.
A woman and her dog were killed during a house fire in Riner last night, according to a member of the community's volunteer fire department.
The woman was identified by a family member today as Cynthia Posey, 47. Her dog's name was Bear, according to the family member.
Firefighters responded at 10:47 p.m. to the 1900 block of Laurel Ridge Mill Road and spent about an hour and a half getting the fire under control, according to 2nd Lt. Scott Long. The house was a total loss, he said.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brian Wright said the woman and her dog were found dead when officers and firefighters arrived on scene. Her name has not been released, pending notification of family.
Wright said the fire appears accidental but is still under
Floyd County's Station No. 1 assisted, Long said.