Accidental Lorton Area House Fire

Units responded to a house fire Sunday, April 10, 2016, at approximately 11:25 a.m., in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8554 Blackfoot Court.

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

The home had working smoke alarms. The fire was discovered when an occupant of the house returned home. One adult was displaced and Red Cross support is being provided. Damage is estimated at approximately $93,750.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The cause of the fire was determined to be a malfunctioning dishwasher that was operating at the time of the fire.