Massive inferno destroys former Virginia governor Chuck Robb's mansion

Massive inferno destroys $3.4million home of former Virginia governor Chuck Robb, 82, and his wife Lynda – daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson – leaving two injured

  • A two-alarm fire was reported at mansion owned by former Virginia Governor Chuck Robb last night
  • Fairfax County firefighters were called to the scene at around 11.30pm where the property was already ablaze
  • Two people escaped the home and were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries – it is not known if this was Robb and his wife Lynda, the daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Robb has owned the $3.4 million property, located near the CIA headquarters, since 1973

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A huge fire last night destroyed a $3.4million Virginia mansion owned by former Governor Chuck Robb.

Firefighters were alerted to a two-alarm fire on Chain Bridge Road in the McLean area at 11.30pm. 

Two people escaped the home and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

It is not known if the individuals were Robb, 82, and his wife Lynda, 77, the daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

A huge fire last night destroyed a $3.4million Virginia mansion owned by the state's former Governor Chuck Robb

A huge fire last night destroyed a $3.4million Virginia mansion owned by the state’s former Governor Chuck Robb 

The property, which is valued at $3.4 million, is owned by former Virginia governor and senator Chuck Robb and wife Lynda, the daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson (pictured together at the US Capitol in February)

The property, which is valued at $3.4 million, is owned by former Virginia governor and senator Chuck Robb and wife Lynda, the daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson (pictured together at the US Capitol in February)

Two people escaped the home and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

Two people escaped the home and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

Fairfax Fire officials announced the fire was under control following the three-hour battle. The service did not report any injuries to firefighters.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the blaze.

A statement from the fire department last night read: ‘Units currently on scene of two alarm house fire in 600 block of Chain Bridge Road in McLean. 1st arriving units reported fire throughout 1st floor of a large home.

The 82-year-old politician has owned the property, which is valued at $3.4 million, since 1973, according to InsideNova

The 82-year-old politician has owned the property, which is valued at $3.4 million, since 1973, according to InsideNova

‘Two persons transported to hospital w/non-life-threatening injuries. @ArlingtonVaFD and @mcfrs assisting.’

The 82-year-old politician has owned the property, which is valued at $3.4 million, since 1973, according to InsideNova.

Robb served as Virginia’s governor from 1982 to 1986 and as a US senator for the state from 1989 to 2001.

source: dailymail.co.uk