The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
KINGSPORT — A 65-year-old man is dead as the result of a Saturday afternoon house fire in Colonial Heights.
According to Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kristen Quon, officers responded to 205 Warrior Drive in reference to a structure fire shortly before 3 p.m.
The Warriors Path Volunteer Fire Department, Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department and Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.
A 27-year-old male and a 65-year-old male were inside the residence at the time of the fire.
The older man and his dog were unable to escape in time. The 27-year-old sustained minor injuries.
The Sullivan County Criminal Investigations Division is looking into the cause of the fire.