One resident was critically injured and among five displaced in a Wednesday night house fire in Purcellville.
The fire was reported just after 8 p.m. June 26 in the 400 block of Heronwood Court. Fire and rescue crews from Purcellville, Round Hill, Hamilton, Philomont, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Loudoun Heights, Lucketts and Clarke County responded to the call.
As the first police and fire personnel arrived on the scene, an adult suffering significant burn injuries emerged from the home and was assisted by a Purcellville police officer and several bystanders.
The single-family home had active fire and smoke showing, and once crews confirmed there were no other occupants inside, the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. Two adults received burn injuries, one described as critical. Both patients were transported to the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Five occupants have been displaced.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office, in cooperation with the Purcellville Police Department, is investigating the incident.