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Officials: Juvenile Caused McLean House Fire

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA) -- A fire broke out Thursday morning in a single-family home in the 6400 block of Linway Terrace in Mclean, Va. Fairfax County Police say investigators have determined that a juvenile playing with a lighter caused the fire.

Fairfax County Fire officials say firefighters who arrived at the scene and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from shed. The fire was spreading quickly up the vinyl siding of a nearby home. Fire also spread to the second floor, attic and roof.

More than 60 firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in approximately 20 minutes.

An adult and four juveniles were able to escape from the fire without and injuries. Pets also got out unharmed.

The damage is estimated at more than $100,000. 


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