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Fire Blotter: Dog Dies in Bedroom Fire at Townhouse

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Update: Neighbor Emily Berg wrote to Patch to say that the family's small medium-sized mixed dog, Buddy, perished in the fire. 

Original post:

Firefighters from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to a mid-morning fire in Centreville Wednesday, the cause of which is still undetermined.

The fire at 14407 Golden Oak Court started around 8:38 a.m. and was contained to the townhouse bedroom, said Battalion Chief Craig Buckley. 

"The small fire was brought under control in 10 minutes. No one was injured and we have investigators coming to determine the origin," Buckley said. 

Firefighters from stations 17, 38, 40 and 21 responded to the incident. 

No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. No information was available about the amount of the damages as of publication time. 

Emily Berg October 31, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I live in the downstairs unit and I was the one that saw the fire and heard the owner's dog scratching on the window trying to get out this morning. I was also the one, along with two others, that opened the owner's door and went in before the firemen got there in an attempt to save Buddy, the dog. Buddy was not able to be saved and so there was a misprint in this article. There was a death this morning from this fire. A wonderful dog named Buddy was killed.
Nancy Newman November 01, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Love Buddy!! RIP Buddy!
Nancy Newman November 01, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Emily is a hero
Emily Berg November 01, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Nancy you're crazy! Hahaha no pun intended. I'm not a hero. Buddy didn't make it. All I did was open a door and make it half way up the stairs with the assistance of Donnie. And Luce called 911. Thank goodness I had a key though!!!

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