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Woman killed in Rocky Mount house fire

Posted March 21, 2011

— A Rocky Mount woman died early Monday in a house fire, police said.

Firefighters found Vesterlean Reena Knight, 27, unconscious when responding to a fire at 2520 Dalton Road at about 5:30 a.m., police said. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was in the home at the time of the fire, police said.

The fire appears to have started in the kitchen near a stove, and police said investigators don't consider it to be suspicious.

Knight's body was sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


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  • dwallace9392 Mar 21, 2011

    My heart goes out to her mother and family as well as friends. You will be in my prays. I know how I would feel if something happened to my daughter. So sad and an aweful lost of such a young life. Peace be with you all.

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  • jrfergerson Mar 21, 2011

    For the family of this lady, I am so sorry, my aunt and uncle died that way seveal years ago in a house fire in the same town.