Family displaced after house fire

STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire located at 594 Hope Road in the Aquia District of Stafford County around 5:30pm.

During their response units were advised an occupant was possibly trapped in the home.

Shortly after firefighters entered the structure the communication center reported a subject armed with a weapon was in a detached garage adjacent to the home.

Upon receipt of this information the evacuation tones were sounded and crews exited the structure and moved out of the area until the subject was apprehended by the Stafford Sheriff's Department.

Once receiving the all clear and learning all occupants were out of the home, firefighters mounted a defensive operation and the fire was brought under control within forty five minutes.

The home was occupied by two adults and one child. There were no injuries.

The Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire and additional information will be provided upon the conclusion of the investigation.

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