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UPDATED: Firefighters Respond to Blaze at McLean Home

(Updated 10/21/19) Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out in a McLean home this afternoon (Friday, Oct. 18) near the Charles Wesley United Methodist Church.

Firefighters from Fairfax and Arlington counties were dispatched to the fire in the 1700 block of Maxwell Court shortly after 4 p.m. today (Friday).

“Crews checking for extension,” according to a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue tweet. “One person being transported [to the hospital] with minor injuries.”

The one person who was home at the time of the fire sustained minor burns while trying to extinguish the fire, according to the fire department.

“The occupant was cooking on the stove when the oil ignited in the pan,” the fire department said in a press release. “The cause of the fire was the auto-ignition of cooking oil that spread to nearby combustibles.”

The fire department said that the person was displaced because of the accidental fire, which totaled roughly $123,750 worth of damages.

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