UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam shared a statement from the family of former Gov. Chuck Robb, whose Virginia house was seriously damaged in a two-alarm fire Tuesday night.

The residence of former Governor Chuck Robb and former Virginia First Lady Lynda Robb sustained major damage Tuesday evening as fire engulfed their home of nearly 50 years.

The Robb family confirmed their parents had no life-threatening injuries and had been transported by ambulance to the hospital. They were the only occupants at the time of the fire.

“Our entire family is deeply grateful to the firefighters for their rapid response and the medical professionals who are taking care of them,” said the three daughters of Charles and Lynda Robb. “We have what is most important to us — our mom and dad.”

Statement released by Gov. Ralph Northam on Dec. 22, 2021 on behalf of the family of former Gov. Chuck Robb

Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department says that, based on the severity of the fire, it could take days or even weeks to determine the cause.


MCLEAN, Va. (WDVM/WFXR) — Two people were hospitalized after a two-alarm fire broke out in the home of former Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb in McLean late Tuesday night.

According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, crews were dispatched just before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21 to the 600 block of Chain Bridge Road in McLean.

The department says the first units on the scene discovered flames throughout the first floor of the large home.

The fire reportedly started on the first floor before spreading to the second floor.

The department tweeted at 2:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22 that the fire was under control and crews were handling the leftover hot spots.

According to officials, two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire investigators are reportedly at the house to determine the cause of the fire.

Current Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam posted a response to the fire at Robb’s house on Twitter Wednesday morning, saying he and first lady Pamela Northam’s “thoughts are with Chuck and Lynda as they recover from this tragedy.”

Robb served as the 64th governor of Virginia between the years of 1982 and 1986. After a short period away from politics, he went on to become a senator for the state from 1989 to 2001. His wife, Lynda Bird Johnson, is the daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson.