At approximately 12:57 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, units responded to the 4800 block of Pheasant Brook Lane, in the Fair Oaks area of the County, for a report of a fire in a townhouse.
First arriving units on the scene reported fire showing from the two front basement windows of a three level middle unit townhouse. The incident commander requested a second alarm shortly after arrival which brought a total of 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters initiated an aggressive exterior and interior attack to extinguish the fire. Crews were able to bring the fire quickly under control with no extension to the neighboring townhouses.
The fire was reported by a juvenile who discovered the fire prior to the smoke alarm sounding.
There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries. Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated in a basement bedroom of the townhouse. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Occupants of the townhouse have been displaced. Damage to the townhouse is estimated to be $125,000.00.
Photo credit : Derrick Welsh of Northern VA Fire Buffs