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Multiple people injured in house fires on Fourth of July

A fire broke out in a home on Stuart Court in Herndon around midnight (via FCFRD/Twitter)

The Fourth of July kept the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department busy, as at least three people were injured in fires that cropped up overnight.

One person was injured in a fire that broke out in Herndon around midnight today (Wednesday).

The fire engulfed the home on the 650 block of Stuart Court shortly after July 4 celebrations wrapped up in the area.

One individual was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries, according to the FCFRD.

A spokesperson for FCFRD told FFXnow that the cause of the fire is not yet known.

“Fire investigators are still conducting their investigation. I do not have a cause at this time,” the spokesperson said.

A resident reported that Fourth of July fireworks were underway in the neighborhood, but it’s unclear for now whether those were connected to the fire at all.

The fire was one of nine outside fires, two house fires and one apartment fire that broke out on or around July 4, the fire department reported.

Another two people were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries in a two-alarm house fire on the 12300 block of Firestone Court in the Fair Oaks area around midnight.

While the cause of the fires is currently unknown, the FCFRD encouraged the community to properly dispose of fireworks by completely soaking them in a bucket of water overnight before getting rid of them.

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