- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A leader of the Washington Redskins’ marching band is among the people displaced by an apartment building fire in Virginia.

WRC-TV (https://bit.ly/1UhzwsT) reports that Tony Cardenas, his wife and son were sleeping when a fire broke out in a neighbor’s apartment on June 11. The television station reports that the family made it out safely but lost nearly everything and is living in a hotel. A total of 18 units in the apartment complex in Manassas were deemed a total loss.

A GoFundMe page started to help the family has raised more than $4,000 toward its $10,000 goal.

Investigators said a tenant accidentally sparked the fire by putting a cigarette in a potted plant with dry soil.

According to their website, the Redskins have had an all-volunteer band since 1937.


Information from: WRC-TV, https://nbcwashington.com

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