New photo released from fatal Arlington fire scene


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Monday morning, the Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association (IAFF 2800) released another photo from the scene of a deadly fire in South Langley in Arlington.

Two people were killed and one firefighter injured in the fire. The victims' names have not been released.

The firefighter suffered burns on his hands. He was treated at Washington Hospital Center and later released, according to IAFF 2800.

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Monday's tweet read: "Pic of the ladder our member used to enter the house. Valiant effort! We are glad he's home and OK.

Five other people are homeless after their house was destroyed by fire Saturday at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon.

A man named Ronnie Parker was walking by when he spotted the flames. "I saw a fire from under the porch. I came up banging on the door, got the kids out. The grandfather came to the door and went back in. They have a grandmother in a wheelchair. I never saw them come out," Parker said.

He called 911, but before firefighters got there, neighbors say there were two loud booms. "I walked out and that's when the second explosion happened," one neighbor says. "When I was inside the lights were flickering in my house," she remembers.

Those inside a church next door rushed outside, a man named Rickie Beavers was one of them. "I came out, and of course, my truck was on fire," Beavers says. "The heat was so horrific you couldn't get close to it."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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