Electrical Panel Causes Springfield Townhouse Fire

Units responded to a townhouse fire Friday, March 6, 2015, at approximately 8:25 p.m., in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 7826 Marconi Court.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the three-story townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire. One occupant has been displaced. The occupant was offered Red Cross support but declined. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $12,500.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An electrical panel and its wiring caused the fire.