Engine Misfire Causes Newington Garage Fire


On Monday, April 10, at approximately 10:50 a.m., units were dispatched for a report of a garage fire in the 8300 block of Telegraph Road in the Newington section of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene and reported fire showing from a detached, garage/shed located approximately 50 yards from the house. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire occurred when the home owner started his tractor inside the shed. The fire is accidental in nature and resulted when the tractors engine misfired, which caused a fire ball that ignited nearby combustible materials.

There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries. Red Cross assistance was not needed.

Damages as a result of the fire are approximately $50,000.