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Mount Vernon House Fire Damages Estimated at $225,000

Two birds and a pet chinchilla perished in the fire Thursday afternoon.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department estimate the damges to a home in the 4100 block of Fielding Street at about $225,000, according to a recent news release. The fire is currently under investigation.

The Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire at approximately 3:10 p.m. Thursday in the Mount Vernon area. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the front and rear of the three-story, split-level home. Firefighters were also challenged with a downed live power line near the driveway of the home.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes after conducting interior and exterior fire attacks. Seven occupants have been displaced—two adults and five children. Two birds and a pet chinchilla perished in the fire. There were no other injuries. Red Cross support was declined.

See also:

Fire Engulfs Home on Fielding Street in Mount Vernon

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