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Combustibles too close to heat cause Va. townhouse fire
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Combustibles located too close to a heat source caused an Alexandria townhouse fire Saturday afternoon, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said.

The townhouse fire happened at the home located at 8690 Walutes Circle around 4:40 p.m., officials said. When crews got to the scene smoke was coming from the first floor. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire. One person was at home when the fire started and was able to get out unharmed.

Red Cross is helping the three people who were displaced in the fire, officials said.

Damage costs are estimated at $93,750.

The investigation shows that the fire was accidental and was caused by combustibles that were too close to a heat source.

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