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Four people rushed to hospital due to fire

Sunday, Dec. 29 | By Julie Taylor
Courtesy photo Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

The building fire was contained to one apartment, and began in the kitchen.
A Torrie Way apartment building in Bealeton was evacuated on Dec. 29 due to what appears to be a kitchen fire.

Catlett's Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Michael Moore said they were dispatched around 3 p.m.

"I arrived and met a deputy out front stating there was a fire on the first floor and people still inside," Moore said.

Moore requested a second alarm while the deputy ran through the building, knocking on doors and evacuating the three floors.

"EMS personnel treated several for smoke related injuries that had made it out prior to our arrival," Moore said.

Four people were transported to Mary Washington Hospital due to smoke inhalation, and five people were treated on the scene, according to Moore.

"The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time, but originated in the kitchen area of the apartment," Moore said. "The fire was contained to the apartment of origin."

Units from Remington, Lois, Catlett, Warrenton, Goldvein, New Baltimore, The Plains, Brandy Station, Hartwood, and Rock Hill battled the blaze, according to Moore.

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