|More than 40 firefighters responded to a house fire on Villa Lane.|
Four occupants who had been home and three of their five dogs were safely outside when fire units from Fairfax County and Arlington County arrived at approximately 5:30 a.m. Two of the occupants were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupants.
One occupant had woken up to the odor of smoke in the two-story, single-family home and alerted the other occupants. There were multiple battery-operated smoke alarms that didn’t have batteries.
An investigation revealed the fire was accidental, originated in the home’s library, and was caused by smoking materials igniting nearby combustibles. Damages are estimated at $173,750.