Torch Causes Fair Oaks House Fire

Units responded to a house fire Friday, February 27, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., in the Fair Oaks area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3425 Tilton Valley Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor and roof of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. The occupants escaped unharmed when smoke alarms sounded. Two occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $300,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An open flame torch used within the roof area to repair plumbing caused the fire.