Two firefighters, officer injured fighting Oakton house fire

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Two firefighters and a police officer were treated for minor injuries following an Oakton fire early Tuesday morning, according to Fairfax County fire and rescue officials.

Units responded to the fire around 9:14 a.m. at a home in the 3300 block of Jermantown Road and found smoke coming from the front of the two-story home. The fire was located in the basement and quickly brought under control, according to a news release.

One adult and two children in the home at the time were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm.

The fire was accidental and caused by an electrical issue in an outlet in a basement closet.

Six residents were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Damage as a result of the fire was approximately $18,750.

The injured first responders were taken to an area hospital for a checkup.

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