WASHINGTON — Four dogs died Thursday in a townhouse fire in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, Virginia.
A small appliance on a kitchen counter caused the $50,000 blaze, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.
Fire units responded to the three-story, end unit home in the 6400 block of Wainfleet Court just after 6 p.m.
A woman inside the home escaped without injury.
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The National Park Service has said the fire was likely human caused, but that remains under investigation.