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Mansion of former Virginia Gov. Charles Robb goes up in flames

Two people were brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but it wasn't clear who was in the house at the time of the blaze.
A house fire in McLean, Va., early on Dec. 22, 2021.
A house fire in McLean, Va., early Wednesday. Fairfax County Fire/Rescue

The Virginia mansion of former Virginia Gov. Charles Robb was overcome by flames early Wednesday, sending two people to the hospital, officials said.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said at about 1 a.m. that they were responding to the two-alarm fire at the massive house, in McLean, where Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland's borders meet.

The home is owned by Robb and his wife Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, NBC Washington reported. Robb, a Democrat, served as governor from 1982 to 1986 and U.S. senator from 1989 to 2001.

Robb's three daughters confirmed their parents were the only people inside at the time and were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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

About an hour after responding, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said the fire was under control. Large portions of the house had collapsed. Witnesses across the river, in D.C., said they could see the flames and smoke, NBC Washington reported.

The blaze is under investigation.