On Wednesday, May 17, at approximately 8:08 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the Arlington County Fire Department were dispatched for a reported shed fire in the 2900 block of Harrison Road in the Woodley North section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene and reported a shed in the backyard heavily involved in fire and spreading to a two-story house. Firefighters quickly went to work extinguishing the fire and preventing any further spread. There was some damage to neighboring homes as a result of radiant heat from the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire was discovered by an occupant of the home who called 9-1-1. The smoke alarm did not alert the occupants to the fire as the fire originated outside.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in the shed. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
A total of eight people were displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $47,500. The total is for the shed only.