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Person Dies, Another Injured In Old Town Alexandria Fire - Source Patch

Posted on Apr 11,2019
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One person died in an Old Town Alexandria fire overnight Wednesday, April 10. (Shutterstock)

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By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — One resident was found dead when a fire broke out in Old Town Alexandria early Wednesday.

The Alexandria Fire Department responded to the 300 block of South Pitt Street around 12:34 a.m. Units found fire coming from the second floor of the townhouse and rescued a man. Firefighters found another resident dead in the home.

NBC Washington reported the victim was an elderly woman. The other resident, her husband, went to the hospital. Firefighters also rescued a dog and cat from the home.

Investigators say the cause was an electrical cord in contact with a mattress and other combustibles. Damages are estimated to be $150,000.

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