A Sunday morning fire in a Sterling townhome left a man dead and another occupant injured, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.
The Loudoun Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call just before 3 a.m. regarding a possible house fire in the 200 block of Giles Place. Additional information provided by callers suggested that a person was possibly trapped inside the house.
LCFR crews in Cascades, Kincora, Sterling Park, Ashburn and Leesburg responded to the scene, as well as members of command staff and crews from Fairfax County. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the two-story home and requested assistance from a second alarm and a Rapid Intervention Task Force.
Emergency workers found one adult suffering from non-life threatening burn injuries outside the building and immediately transported the patient to the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital. Another resident refused medical treatment on the scene.
Responders continued to fight the fire while searching for additional occupants when they found an adult male and brought him outside to EMS crews, who immediately began advanced life support care. Crews took the victim to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The victim's identity has not been disclosed.
The fire was extinguished quickly, and damage to neighboring residences was avoided. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office are currently investigating the incident.