On Friday, June 9, at approximately 3:20 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Prince William Fire and Rescue responded to a reported house fire in the 14700 block of Pickets Post Road in the Uniontown section of Fairfax County.
First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from the garage and extending into the two-story single family house. Crews quickly attacked the fire from the exterior of the home to knock it down before moving inside to continue extinguishing the fire. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. One occupant was transported to the hospital. There were no firefighter injuries.
The house next door sustained heat damage to its exterior siding. However, it did not extend into the house due to preventive efforts by firefighters.
A passerby discovered the fire and notified the occupants. Red Cross is providing assistance to four occupants.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in the attached garage. The cause is under investigation.
Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $419,375. The heat damage to the neighboring home is not included in the damage estimate.