Shannon Watkins
The fatal fire was at this house on Glendale Road in Carroll County, just east of Galax and across from Wolfe Glade Grocery.
House fire claims two young lives

Authorities have confirmed the deaths of two children and injuries to a third child as the result of a house fire on Glendale Road Thursday morning.

"This morning at 8:39 a.m., our community suffered an absolutely tremendous loss," said Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, at a press conference Thursday afternoon in Galax.

Gardner confirmed two fatalities, both of them minor children, at the press conference. They were later described by Virginia State Police as a girl, 4, and a boy, 7.