Dog dies, home lost in McLean house fire

Firefighters assess the scene of a house fire in the 6900 block of Birch Street on the McLean border (via FCFRD)

Four people lost their home and a pet dog early this morning (Wednesday) after a fire at their house in McLean.

Fairfax County and Arlington firefighters were dispatched at 1:45 a.m. to the 6900 block of Birch Street, near the West Falls Church Metro station area, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department tweeted at 7:06 a.m.

While responders got the fire under control within 10 minutes, the blaze caused $156,000 in property damages, according to the department. A photo shows extensive damage to what appears to be a backyard deck with patio chairs.

“No injuries reported. One dog perished,” the FCFRD said.

The department said four occupants of the single-family house have been displaced.

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