West Springfield House Fire, Dog Perishes

Units responded to a house fire, Sunday, July 19, 2015, at approximately 9:20 p.m., in the West Springfield area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 7707 Carrleigh Parkway.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the split-level home upon arrival.  However, despite firefighters conducting an aggressive fire attack, the home became fully involved with heavy fire. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm bringing more than 60 firefighters to the scene. It took firefighters more than 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

No one was home when the fire broke out. A neighbor reported the fire after seeing heavy fire from the rear screened-in porch. Three dogs were inside the home and one of the dogs perished in the fire. Two adults and two dogs have been displaced. Red Cross is supporting the occupants. There were no other injuries.

The home is a total loss.

According to fire investigators, the fire started in the attached porch in the rear of the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.