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Late night fire forces four out of Garrisonville house

Courtesy Mark Doyle of Stafford Fire & Rescue

Stafford’s fire marshal is still investigating what started a fire late Monday night that forced a family of four out of their home.

The fire started in the basement of a two-story house at 1006 Garrisonville Road a little before 11:30 p.m. Monday. Two adults, two children and some pets had already gotten out of the house safely when crews arrived. The first unit from the Garrisonville station arrived within minutes, according to Mark Doyle of Stafford Fire & Rescue, and found flames from the basement windows.

The fire was put out quickly, and left damage in the basement and first floor estimated at about $60,000, Doyle said. The family stayed with other family members overnight. The cause is under investigation.

No one was injured. Units from many stations helped: Aquia, Mountain View, Rockhill, Stafford, Falmouth, Mountain View Rescue Rehab Unit, Medic 10 (Potomac Hills) Medic 6 (Hartwood), Quantico Fire Rescue, Fire Marshal and Garrisonville.

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