The Washington Post
Juvenile dies in house fire in Falls Church
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.”