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Two confirmed dead in Arlington house fire

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Photo: Arlington County Fire Department Public Information Officer

ARLINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Two people are confirmed dead in a house fire that broke out in Arlington Saturday afternoon.

Arlington County firefighters battled the two-alarm fire in a single family dwelling in the 1900 block of S. Langley Street near 19th Street.

Deputy Fire Marshal Brian McGraw says witnesses reported hearing two loud explosions in the house. It's not clear what caused them.

Officials say several people evacuated the house on their own before firefighters arrived.

The intensity of the flames initially prevented firefighters from entering the house. McGraw says it appears wind gusts made the fire more intense.

The victims' names were not immediately released. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A firefighter who suffered burns on his hands was treated at a hospital.

ABC7's Robert Lyles has more in the video.

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