Two-alarm fire causes $1.6M worth of damage to former Virginia Gov. Robb’s home

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MCLEAN, Va. (WDVM/WFXR) — Fire officials estimate Tuesday night’s two-alarm blaze at former Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb’s house resulted in $1,625,000 worth of damage.

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 smoke alarms alerted occupants of the home to the fire, according to the department.

In a statement shared by current Gov. Ralph Northam, the Robb family said that Robb and his wife Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the fire.

No firefighters were reportedly injured while putting out the blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation.

Fire officials to remind the public that working fire alarms save lives.

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