From Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Chesterfield Co. VA
Three people are dead and a fourth is unaccounted for after fire swept through a house at 4001 Poplar Grove Road in Brandermill early today.

The identities of the victims have not be released, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, fire and police officials said this morning.

The fire was reported by neighbors at 1:49 a.m. and the house was engulfed when Chesterfield County firefighters arrived eight minutes later.

Nearly 30 Chesterfield firefighters battled the flames. Firefighters were able to get inside the house within minutes.