Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to an early morning townhouse fire at 8556 Towne Manor Court.
According to the Fairfax County fire report, firefighters confronted a barrage of flames coming from the three-story townhouse upon arrival. The fire was so massive that a total of 60 firefighters were called to the scene.
Officers combated the blaze and rescued one man from a third floor bedroom. A second man escaped the house unscathed. Four pets were rescued by firefighters and transported to a local veterinary clinic.
The rescued man was flown to Washington Hospital Burn Center with life-threatening injuries. A firefighter on scene was taken to the hospital after suffering a non-life threatening injury.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.