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Man, 94, Killed in New Year’s Day Fire in Va.

A 94-year-old man was killed in a house fire in Annandale, Virginia, on the first day of the year, Fairfax County fire officials said.  

Firefighters were called to Columbia Road at 4:20 a.m. Monday for a report of a fire. Family members told fire crews that Lewis Spessard, 94, was trapped inside the home. 

Once firefighters extinguished the flames, they found Spessard dead inside the home. 

A woman who rents a spare room in the home said she escaped the burning house as smoke detectors began sounding. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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