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By Sabri Ben-Achour

Search and rescue workers from Fairfax County continue to pull victims from the rubble of this week's earthquake in Haiti.

A second team from Fairfax arrived early this morning, and has joined the rescue effort. The teams are currently trying to free four people from beneath a hotel and two people from an elevator shaft. One woman was pulled out alive early this morning after a 17 hour long effort to free her.

The Fairfax rescuers are working around the clock.

"They continue to put teams on the ground for 24 hours with taking small breaks throughout the night and then they'll split into groups," says Battalion chief Michael Shaff.

The teams are using K-9 units and specialized listening and scope equipment to locate survivors.

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