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Family Pet Dies in Early-Morning Fairfax County House Fire

An electrical anomaly in the electrical power feed into the home caused the fire.

Sounding smoke alarms provided early warning for the lone occupant; however, a dog perished in the fire.
Sounding smoke alarms provided early warning for the lone occupant; however, a dog perished in the fire.

A dog died in an early morning house fire in Fairfax County Tuesday, according to fire officials.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday at approximately 3 a.m., in the Franconia area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at on Hopark Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy fire on the roof of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. 

Sounding smoke alarms provided early warning for the lone occupant; however, a dog perished in the fire. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupant. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

According to fire investigators, the cause of the fire was accidental. 

An electrical anomaly in the electrical power feed into the home caused the fire.



Elsa June 12, 2014 at 07:54 AM
R.I.P, sweet pup! {:( <3

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