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Four saved from Loudoun house fire

Loudoun firefighters helped four people escape a burning townhouse this afternoon, including a teenage boy who was on the second floor.

The boy, who was brought down on a ladder, and one woman were taken to Loudoun Hospital Center's Leesburg campus with non-life-threatening injuries, said Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

A firefighter, injured when part of a roof fell on him while battling the blaze, was treated for a concussion.


At the fire. (Loudoun County Fire-Rescue)

Loudoun fire officials said they were sent to the four-unit townhouse on Hancock Place in Leesburg about 12:20 p.m. Firefighters, who were battling the blaze in high winds, helped three adults from a ground-floor unit, and used a ladder to bring a teenage boy from the second story.

Sternbeck said investigators were on the scene this afternoon and don't yet know how the blaze started. He said 11 people have been displaced, and the American Red Cross is helping them find a place to stay.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  December 29, 2009; 4:45 PM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod  
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