Advertisement

Fire destroys home owned by former Virginia governor

Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 10:59 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2021 at 10:51 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MCLEAN, Va. (WWBT) - A massive fire destroyed a home owned by a former Virginia governor early Wednesday morning.

The McLean home is owned by former Senator and Virginia Gov. Charles Robb and his wife, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, according to NBC4.

Witnesses said smoke could be seen across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Witnesses said smoke could be seen across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.(Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department)

Fire crews were called to the home in the 600 block of Chain Bridge Road around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. They quickly had to call in help from other departments.

Witnesses said smoke could be seen across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Officials say Robb suffered burns and his wife Lynda smoke inhalation - but both are expected to recover.

Around 11:29 p.m. last night, units were dispatched for a reported house fire in 600 block of Chain Bridge Road in...

Posted by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The home has an estimated value of $3.4 million and is a total loss.

Robb served as Virginia’s governor from 1982-1986 and represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2001.

Copyright 2021 WWBT. All rights reserved.

Send it to 12 here.

Want NBC12’s top stories in your inbox each morning? Subscribe here.