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Fire damages two Stafford townhouses
An early morning fire damaged two townhouses in Stafford County on Saturday, according to the Stafford Fire & Rescue Department.
The fire occurred in a townhouse at 404 Frasier Road in the Sky Terrace subdivision. Fire was showing from the first and second floors when Stafford firefighters arrived at about 2:50 a.m.
Firefighters got all the occupants out and brought the blaze under control within 10 minutes. An adjacent townhouse sustained some water damage. There were no injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and damage estimates are not yet available. The fire displaced two families, who did not require help from the Red Cross.
RELATED: Spate of fires prompts safety warnings
The latest blaze is among several that have occurred in recent weeks.
Early Friday evening, a fire damaged the Old Silk Mill in Fredericksburg.
A house fire on Herndon Street in downtown Fredericksburg took place on New Year’s Day, causing roughly $60,000 in damage.
Colonial Beach saw its former high school destroyed by fire four days later, with students at the nearby elementary school displaced for their safety—in case the century-old building collapsed.
And Spotsylvania County firefighters have been called to at least seven house fires in 15 days.