Cat Perishes in Falls Church House Fire

Units responded to a house fire Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at approximately 11 a.m., in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3040 Holmes Run Road.

fire in Falls Church Feb. 2015

Photo credit: Trevor James/Northern Virginia Fire Buffs

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear deck and roof of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted both an exterior and interior fire attack. It took firefighters more than an hour to bring the fire under control.

The home contained an overwhelming amount of household items and other combustibles making it challenging for firefighters to extinguish the deep seated fire.

One occupant was home when the fire broke out and escaped unharmed. Smoke alarms were present in the home. Two occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupants. A cat perished in the fire.

There were no other injuries.

The home is a total loss.

The fire is under investigation.

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