Resident Seriously Injured in Annandale Townhouse Fire

A firefighter checks the second story at the scene of a townhouse fire.

Units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire with a report of an occupant trapped in the 4500 block of Airlie Way in the Annandale area of Fairfax County June 14 at 9:27 p.m.

Units arrived on scene of a two-story, middle unit townhouse with fire visible from the second floor. Crews worked simultaneously to locate the missing occupant and extinguish the fire. Firefighters quickly located the occupant on the second floor and removed her from the townhome. She was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were no firefighter injuries reported.

Four occupants were home at the time of the fire. One occupant was alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm. The occupant attempted to rescue another occupant unsuccessfully.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Five occupants were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross services were offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $20,000.

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