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Posted April 17, 2008 | Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily
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Two children 'unaccounted for' in Front Royal fire

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An 8-year-old girl and her 4-year-old sister are unaccounted for following a house fire in Front Royal today. Visit nvdaily.com for more details as they become available. Read more



Warren Fire and Rescue Chief Richard E. Mabie: "We made a choice of pulling our people out and going defensive"

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(Purchase photo)

Front Royal Police Department communication alert:

The Front Royal Police Department responded early this morning to a house fire. The fire was reported at approximately 4:34 AM. Upon the officers' arrival, they found a two-story house, located at 1352 John Marshal Highway, fully involved. Fire units
arrived and began fighting the fire.

It was determined that there had been a total of eight occupants in the house. Two of the occupants were flown by helicopter to the Washington Hospital Center and are listed in critical condition. Two occupants were taken to Warren Memorial Hospital and have been treated and released for smoke inhalation and minor abrasions. Two occupants were unharmed and two occupants are unaccounted for at this time.

The Front Royal Police Department is investigating the cause of the fire and is being assisted by the Warren County Fire and Rescue Department, Warren County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, and the Loudoun County Fire Marshall's Office.

Fire units from Front Royal, Linden, Rivermont, North Warren, and Strasburg assisted at the scene.

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