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Fire displaces 4

By Potomac Local News November 30, 2010 2:00 pm

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Update: Stafford fire and rescue officials said the fire was contained to the laundry room of the home and the four residents who were evacuated were allowed to return to the property.

No official damage estimate has been released following the fire.

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Stafford County, Va. ­­­­­­­– Two adults and two children became victims of a fire that broke out in their home in Stafford County this morning.

Fire and rescue crews were called at 11:50 a.m. to 10 Saint Marks Court in the Rockhill area of the county for a report of a fire. When they arrived, fire fighters charged their hoses and used an attack line to fight a blaze in the laundry room, said Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Mark Doyle.

Firefighters were able to douse the fire within two minutes or arriving on the scene.

The four occupants of the home were not injured and were not put into the care of the Red Cross, said Doyle.

Officials did not provide a property damage estimate following the fire.

Fires continue to be a problem in the U.S. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, a fire inside of a building was reported every 66 seconds last year.

Additionally, one person in the U.S. was injured by fire every 31 minutes last year, and one person was killed by fire every two hours and 55 minutes.

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