Reston, VA

Several pets were killed when a fire broke out in a Reston townhouse over the weekend. The owner and a cat were rescued from the two-story townhouse in the 2200 block of Double Eagle Court on Sunday, May 17.

Fire investigators believe the incident was caused by an electrical event in the household wiring of a ceiling light.

The owner, who was home at the time of the fire, was rescued and one cat was resuscitated. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

Fire investigators said the owner discovered the fire when a smoke alarm went off. Neighbors called 911.

Photo via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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