Treadmill Causes Reston House Fire

On Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 8:38 a.m., units were dispatched for a report of a house fire in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive in the Reston section of Fairfax County. 

Units arrived on scene to find fire showing from the rear of a two-story, single family house. Firefighters went to work extinguishing a large volume of fire in the back of the home. They were able to bring the fire under control approximately ten minutes after arrival.     

There were two occupants in the house at the time of the fire. One occupant discovered the fire and called 911. The smoke alarms activated after the fire was discovered. Both residents self-evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in the sunroom to the rear of the house. The cause of the fire was accidental in nature, involving a treadmill. 

Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $237,466.