Man killed in Herndon house fire identified as 71-year-old

A man who died in a fire in a Herndon home last week has been identified as 71-year-old Richard Jacobi, Fairfax County fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to a call for a garage fire in the 12800 block of Willow Glen Court shortly before 11 p.m. on May 29, officials said. They found the garage fully engulfed in flames upon arrival.

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When the flames were extinguished, firefighters discovered the badly burned body of a man in the garage, officials said. Firefighters rescued 25 of the family’s 37 cats from the home. The rest of the cats went missing.

Damage to the home is estimated at $175,000

 
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