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Fairfax, Virginia home destroyed in fire, 1 person unaccounted for

Another person has been taken to the hospital, according to Fairfax Fire.

FAIRFAX, Va. — A home in Virginia has been decimated by a fire, leaving one person injured and another unaccounted for as of Monday evening.

The house, located on Goodview Court in the Mantua area of Fairfax, went up in flames sometime before 6:45 p.m. on the day after Christmas.

The first responders on the scene reported a heavy fire already blazing as they got to work on extinguishing the flames. 

The fire has been extinguished as of 8:50 p.m.

Officials have not shared any details about a possible cause or specified any additional identifying information about the home's occupants.

Unfortunately, the home ultimately was not salvageable.

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Nearly one week ago, firefighters battled a large house fire in Lorton, Virginia. Flames destroyed the Fairfax County home, but all people inside were able to escape, firefighters said. 

A spokesperson with Fairfax Fire and Rescue Services said units were dispatched to the 11300 block of River Road in the Lorton area for a report of a fire around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday When crews arrived on the scene they found flames had engulfed the home on all sides. Firefighters said all people inside the home were accounted for. 


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