Accidental Dranesville Area House Fire

runaway lane (gt falls) photo by andrew pang

(Photo provided by Andrew Pang)

Units responded to a house fire Sunday, April 3, 2016, at approximately 6:55 p.m., in the Dranesville area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 10630 Runaway Lane.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.

There were no working smoke alarms in the home. No one was home at the time of the fire. Two adults and two children have been displaced and Red Cross support is being provided. Damage is estimated at approximately $180,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunctioning ice maker in a refrigerator.