A Wednesday fire destroyed the northern Virginia home of former U.S. Sen. Chuck Robb and his wife, Lynda, who is the daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson.
Robb, a longtime Democratic Party leader, served as governor in Virginia from 1982 to 1986 and two terms in the U.S. Senate, winning elections in 1988 and 1994.
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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said Robb and his wife were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Video of the blaze went viral on social media —
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. Two persons transported to hospital w/non-life-threatening injuries. @ArlingtonVaFD and @mcfrs assisting. #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/jUStCUVtKt
— Fairfax County Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) December 22, 2021
Fire and rescue officials reported they responded to the home in McLean early Wednesday morning.
Crews from neighboring Arlington County and Montgomery County, Maryland, also responded.
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“Our entire family is deeply grateful to the firefighters for their rapid response and the medical professionals who are taking care of them,” the Robbs’ three daughters said in a joint statement. “We have what is most important to us — our mom and dad.”
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tweeted that he and his wife, Pam, were saddened to hear of the fire at the Robbs’ home.
Pam and I were deeply saddened to learn of a fire at the home of former governor Chuck Robb. Our thoughts are with Chuck and Lynda as they recover from this tragedy.
— Governor Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) December 22, 2021
The stretch of the road is a few miles outside the nation’s capital and home to a number of wealthy political figures and diplomats.
Tax records show the home has a value of $5.5 million, with an adjacent parcel of land owned by the Robbs valued at $3.4 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this article