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Firefighter OK After Falling Through Floor While Battling Lake Anne Blaze

by Dave Emke — June 7, 2017 at 8:45 am 0

(This article was updated at 1:45 p.m. after additional information was provided by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue.) 

A firefighter battling a townhouse blaze at Lake Anne early Wednesday morning is OK after falling through a collapsed floor.

Crews responded to the scene in the 1600 block of Greenbriar Court at approximately 5:07 a.m., where a three-story unit had fire showing from the rear. After an aggressive 20 minutes, the fire was brought under control, and no extension was found.

Via Twitter, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue reported one firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The firefighter, who was examined at the hospital for minor injuries and has since been released, fell through a floor while working the incident. One adult male and one adult female were displaced as a result of the fire.

Fairfax Fire and Rescue reported the cause of the fire to be accidental, from a junction box supplying electrical power to a recessed light above the basement ceiling.

Damages from the fire are estimated to cost about $125,000.

Photos courtesy Suzanne Zurn and Fairfax County Fire & Rescue 

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