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Fairfax Co. firefighter hurt during townhouse fire

Friday - 1/18/2013, 12:34pm  ET

BURKE, Va. - Fairfax County fire officials say a firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze at a townhouse in Burke.

The firefighter was taken to the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center for treatment. The fire department says the injury was not life-threatening.

Officials say flames broke out at the townhome on Cheshire Meadows Way on Thursday afternoon. The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no one else was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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