Torch Causes Springfield House Fire

Units responded to a house fire Monday, June 29, 2015, at approximately 9:55 p.m., in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8600 Etta Drive.

Units encountered smoke coming from the exterior of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire. The home was vacant and was for sale and under contract. Smoke alarms were sounding when firefighters arrived on scene. No one was displaced. There were no injuries. 

Damage is estimated at $15,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A plumbing contractor using a torch too close to combustibles near an exterior wall caused the fire.