The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of fatal house fire that occurred in Sterling early Sunday morning.
Just before 3 a.m., Oct. 6, county dispatchers received calls reporting the fire in a townhouse on Giles Place and that someone might be trapped inside.
Fire and rescue crews from Cascades, Kincora, Sterling Park, Ashburn, Leesburg, and Fairfax County responded to the scene. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and initiated a second alarm for assistance. Emergency crews found one adult resident outside suffering from burn injuries. The patient was transported by ambulance to the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life threatening.
Inside, firefighters continued searching for additional occupants and found a man, who was brought outside to paramedics. They began advanced life support care and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Another resident refused medical treatment on the scene.
The fire was extinguished quickly, avoiding fire damage to the adjacent townhomes.
The fire is under investigation by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office in conjunction with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.