Basement fire in Centreville caused by malfunctioning furnace

Smoke accumulates outside a house in Fairfax County after a fire started in the basement.

Firefighters from Loudoun County and Fairfax County quickly suppressed the fire.

Three residents were OK after smelling smoke, but a cat was found dead.

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Three Fairfax County residents were forced from their Virginia home by a basement fire caused by a problem with a gas furnace on Tuesday night.

Fairfax County and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue responded to a house on Eagle Tavern Way in Centreville, Virginia, around 8:30 p.m. after one of the occupants smelled something burning.

Crews extinguished the accidental fire quickly, according to a Fairfax County news release.

No residents or firefighters were hurt in the blaze, but a cat was found dead.

The single-family house sustained about $90,000 in damage.

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