On Friday, May 12, at approximately 1:42 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire in the 8500 block of Koluder Court in the Lorton area of Fairfax County.
Units from Fire Station 35, Pohick, arrived on scene and observed fire showing from all floors on the rear of a middle unit, three-story townhouse. A second alarm was requested. Firefighters quickly advanced fire hose to the rear and front of the home to begin extinguishing the fire. There was minor fire extension into the attic of an adjacent townhome. The bulk of the fire was contained to the townhouse where the fire originated. There were no reported civilian or fire department injuries.
There was no one home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered and reported by a neighbor. It is unknown if there were working smoke alarms in the home. Two occupants of adjacent townhomes are receiving Red Cross assistance.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Damages as a result of the fire are approximately $219,400. This estimate does not include minor damage to an adjacent townhome estimated at $5,000.