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US mansion owned by UAE Embassy destroyed by huge fire

A mansion owned by the UAE Embassy in Northern Virginia in the United States has been destroyed by a huge fire.

Six people and two dogs were rescued during the incident at the property in McLean, which is 13km outside Washington DC.

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house, valued at $2.7 million, was destroyed on Saturday morning, local media reported.

It was believed the fire started in the kitchen. It took more than 12 hours for fire crews to fully extinguish.

According to reports, there was a 30-minute delay in tackling the blaze because there were no fire hydrants nearby.

The Washington Post reported that residents have taken up concerns with county officials about a lack of hydrants in a neighbourhood full of multimillion-dollar homes.

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