4 dogs die in Springfield townhouse fire in Fairfax County

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WJLA) – Four dogs died in a townhouse fire in Fairfax County on Thursday.

Firefighters with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said units responded to a fire in the 6400 block of Wainfleet Court at approximately 6:05 p.m.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and a woman was able to escape the fire unharmed. However, the four dogs present inside the home could not be saved.

The fire has been ruled accidental, caused by an appliance on the kitchen countertop.

Damages to the townhome are estimated at $50,000.