Former Va. Gov. Chuck Robb, his wife hospitalized after house catches fire late Tuesday


MCLEAN, Va. (WDVM) — A house belonging to former Governor Chuck Robb caught fire late Tuesday night.

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Fairfax County fire officials say the fire began around 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Chain Bridge Road in McLean. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they determined the fire began on the first floor of the house.

Governor Robb and his wife, Lynda, were transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to their family.

They were the only two people inside the house at the time of the fire.

“Our entire family is deeply grateful to the firefighters for their rapid response and the medical professionals who are taking care of them,” said the three daughters of Charles and Lynda Robb. “We have what is most important to us — our mom and dad.”

Robb was the Governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986 and a United States Senator from 1989 until 2001.

Gov. Ralph Northam expressed his condolences on Twitter following the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.

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