3 Injured in Town House Fire in Manassas; 6 Homes Damaged

Three people were injured in a fire that damaged six town homes in Manassas, Virginia, early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 10900 block of Pope Street at 12:45 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire coming from a home in the middle of the row, fire officials said.

The blaze spread quickly to adjoining homes, officials said.

While fighting the fire from inside, two firefighters needed to make a quick exit when conditions changed. But while trying to leave, they became slightly disoriented and declared "mayday," officials said. Nearby personnel helped them out of the building.

Two firefighters and a civilian were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The firefighters had minor burns.

Pictures from Chopper4 showed the charred remains of three of the homes. 

In all, six town homes sustained damage, and four of those were declared unsafe. Fire officials said 12 people were displaced. The damage is estimated to be about $1 million. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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