A woman was injured and six cats perished in a McLean fire on Thursday.
Fairfax County firefighters said they responded to a house fire shortly after noon on Thursday. The single-family home is in the 1900 block of Westmoreland Street.
Fire officials said the cause of the fire was accidental, originating in an oven control assembly.
Firefighters said they arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found smoke coming from two sides of the two-story home.
“While quickly performing an aggressive search and interior attack, crews located an elderly unconscious female and removed her,” spokesman Capt. William Moreland said.
Moreland said the woman was transported to Washington Hospital Burn Center with life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters said the fire was in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished.
Fire officials said eight animals were found in the home. Six cats were found deceased.
“Personnel provided care and aggressive oxygen therapy to the remaining cat and dog while transporting them to Suburban Animal Hospital where they have been treated and released,” Moreland said.
Damage was estimated at $50,000.