Reston House Fire Displaces Two

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On Sunday, April 9, at approximately 12:29 p.m., units were dispatched to the 12300 block of Brown Fox Way in the Reston section of Fairfax County for the report of a house fire.

Units from Fire Station 31, Fox Mill, arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the front of a two-story, single family house. Firefighters entered the home and located a fire in the kitchen.

The occupants of the home discovered the fire after experiencing a problem with a circuit breaker that had tripped. Both occupants escaped without injury and notified 911. The smoke alarms did activate as the occupants were exiting the structure.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire started under the cook top, in the back of a base cabinet in the kitchen. The fire was accidental in nature and was caused from an undetermined electrical event. In addition, the fire caused the natural gas line to fail which led to a gas fed fire. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. Two adults have been displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and declined.

Damages as a result of the fire were estimated to be approximately $93,750.