Fire in Alexandria townhouse injures man, dogs

A man suffered life-threatening injuries Monday in a townhouse fire in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m., officials said, in the 8500 block of Towne Manor Court. The man was rescued from the third floor of the townhouse by firefighters and flown by helicopter to a hospital.

Another person escaped from the townhouse unharmed, according to Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Fire Department.

Firefighters also rescued four dogs from the blaze. One dog died in the fire.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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