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UPDATED: One person found dead after Mantua area house fire

House fire in the 3500 block of Goodwin Court in Mantua (via FCFRD/Twitter)

(Updated at 1:35 p.m.) One person was found dead after a house fire in the Mantua area last night, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says.

The department said this morning that one occupant of the house in the 3500 block of Goodview Court was not accounted for.

Heavy fire was seen when units first arrived around 7:20 p.m. yesterday (Monday). One person was transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

A structural assessment was conducted before fire investigators began to search the house and try to determine a cause.

“The body was recovered and being transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office,” the FCFRD said of the person who was found deceased.

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