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Juvenile dies in house fire in Falls Church

- — Omari Daniels and Dana Hedgpeth

Authoritie­s said a juvenile is dead and another person has critical injuries after a house fire in Falls Church.

Few details were immediatel­y available.

Firefighte­rs were alerted to the blaze just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at a single-family home in the 6600 block of Barrett Road near Sleepy Hollow Road. Two people and a dog were removed from the home, according to a post on Twitter from Fairfax County fire officials.

One of the people was a juvenile who died at a hospital, and the other person was in critical condition, authoritie­s said. The dog also died.

The cause of the fire remains under investigat­ion.

On Tuesday morning, Jimmy Perkins — who lives nearby — said he heard a loud explosion, followed by sirens about 10 minutes later. He said he went outside to see what was causing the noise.

“I tried not to get too close, but I could still see flames from my porch,” he said, adding that he also saw emergency responders carrying people on stretchers.

Sonny Nguyen, who also lives in the neighborho­od, said he didn’t know the people who lived there but would wave at them during his morning runs.

“I feel sad,” he said. “It’s your neighborho­od and people are very friendly here. We don’t really have fires like this happening here.”

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