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Person caught in Clifton house fire is critically injured

Fairfax County and other firefighters respond to Clifton house fire (via FCFRD/Twitter)

A person was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries this morning (Wednesday) after a house fire at the edge of Clifton.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units reported fire showing when they arrived at the house in the 6800 block of Compton Heights around 9:45 a.m.

Crews had to rescue one occupant, who was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. No firefighter injuries were reported.

Prince William County Fire and Rescue provided assistance in extinguishing the fire. Most units were able to return to service by 11 a.m.

Investigators are now working to determine the cause of the fire, the FCFRD said.