Fire Destroys Great Falls Home

Units responded to a house fire November 16, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., in the Great Falls area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at151 River Park Lane.

Firefighters encountered a large multi-level home fully involved with fire upon arrival. Firefighters initiated an exterior defensive fire attack while simultaneously calling for a tanker task force, then transitioning to an interior attack. Several tankers and additional specialty units, including engine companies, provided additional resources. The home is located in a non-hydrant area of Great Falls. It took units several hours to bring the fire under control. The home was for sale and not occupied. One firefighter was transported for a non-life threatening injury.

The home is a complete loss.

The fire is under investigation.