Seven People Escape Two Alarm Blaze In Manassas

5:20 AM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- An overnight two-alarm fire in Manassas forced one resident to jump from a window to safety.

Battalion Chief Todd Lupton, spokesman for the Manassas City Fire Department, says firefighters were called to the 9000 block of New Britain Circle just before midnight for a report of a house fire with people trapped.

Bat. Chief Lupton says a second alarm was requested as firefighters arrived on scene where they found heavy fire coming from the first floor of a middle-of-the-row townhouse. Crews found all seven occupants of the home were able to get out of the house on their own. According to Bat. Chief Lupton, one of the residents jumped from a first floor window to escape the blaze.

Lupton says almost everyone escaped the flames unharmed, however one victim had to be taken to Prince William Hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in approximately 20 minutes. There was no reported damage to the townhouses on either side of the home.

The initial investigation indicates the fire was accidental and likely started in a kitchen appliance on the first floor.

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