Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said an off-duty Montgomery County (Md.) firefighter helped rescue residents of a Herndon home when their house was engulfed in flames on Wednesday.
Firefighters were called to the home at 12645 Terrymill Dr. about 1 p.m. and found a heavy fire in the front of the single family home. The fire was brought under control in 40 minutes, fire rescue officials said.
The firefighter is a neighbor of the Terrymill Drive residents. The neighbor, whom fire rescue did not identify, also assisted with evacuating a wheelchair bound occupant.
A total of six adult occupants and a dog have been displaced. One person was treated on the scene for a non-life threatening injury.
Fire officials say improperly discarded smoking materials caused the blaze. Damage is estimated at $350,000.
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