A fire broke out Tuesday night at the Virginia mansion owned by former Gov. Chuck Robb in McLean, Virginia.
Two people were transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and the fire, first reported at 11:30 p.m., has been contained, according to fire officials. It is not clear whether Robb or his wife Lynda Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, were home at the time.
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Nearby fire stations in Arlington, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, helped extinguish the fire, which had engulfed the mansion's first floor and parts of the second.
Update - two alarm house fire in 600 block of Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Second alarm units returning to service. Fire Investigators on scene to determine cause. Photos from earlier in Fire. #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/k6KGjULXh4— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) December 22, 2021
Chuck Robb and his wife had owned the house, valued at $3.5 million, since 1973, according to InsideNova.
Chuck Robb served as the governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986. He then represented the state in the Senate from 1989 to 2001.
The 82-year-old Democrat was most recently seen at the funeral of former Sen. Bob Dole, a onetime colleague of Chuck Robb's who died earlier this month.
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The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said it could take days to weeks to determine the cause of the flames. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.