1 dead in Fairfax Co. apartment fire

A fire in a Fairfax County, Virginia, residence left one person dead on Sunday morning.

One person was found dead at the scene of a two-alarm fire, on the third floor of a garden-style apartment building in Merrifield, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Firefighters responded to the flames before 6:00 a.m. in the 2900 block of Kings Chapel Road, and extinguished the fire, according to Battalion Chief Brian Edmonston.

The victim’s identity had not been made public as of Sunday morning. One additional person was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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