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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cat perishes in Falls Church fire

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A single-family home at 3040 Holmes Run Road in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County was totally destroyed in a fire on Feb. 24, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department reports. 

A cat perished in the fire and one resident who was home at the time escaped unharmed.

When firefighters arrived at approximately 11 a.m., they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear deck and roof of the two-story home. The home contained an overwhelming amount of household items and other combustibles making it challenging for firefighters to extinguish the deep-seated fire. It took more than an hour to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The two people who had lived there declined assistance from the Red Cross.

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