The Secrist home on Delong Lane in Lithia was destroyed by an early morning fire Saturday.
Photo by Ed McCoy

Botetourt County Fire & EMS Department officials are still investigating a fire that claimed the lives of three family members and injured three others in the early morning hours Saturday in Lithia.

According to information provided by Battalion Chief Jason Ferguson, at approximately 2:45 a.m. the Botetourt Emergency Communications Center received reports of a home on fire with residents still inside in the Lithia area south of Buchanan.

Crews from multiple fire and EMS stations throughout Botetourt County were dispatched to the home. Upon arrival of initial units, the two-story frame home on Delong Lane just off Lithia Road was reported to be heavily involved in fire.

Three occupants of the home were found outside the residence, suffering from varying degrees of burns and were…



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