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2-alarm house fire in Prince William Co. sends man to the hospital

People inside the home said they woke up to a fire on the deck.

LAKE RIDGE, Va. — A man is in the hospital after a house fire in Prince William County early Wednesday morning. 

Crews with the Prince William County Fire Department responded to the 12000 block of Point Longstreet Way in Lake Ridge for a reported fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the home. The people in the home said they woke up to a fire on the deck.

While trying to rescue the family's pet dog, a man sustained possibly life-threatening burns, according to firefighters. He was taken to a regional burn center for treatment. His condition is not known at this time. Another adult and a child were able to safely get out of the home, along with the dog.

Firefighters called a second alarm to fight the blaze, bringing more crews to help get the fire under control. The flames caused extensive damage and was declared unsafe to occupy. 

Credit: Prince William Co. Fire Department

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced family. The Fire Marshal's Office said the fire is being investigated as accidental and that investigation continues. 

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