On Wednesday, June 21, at approximately 3:58 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched for a report of a house fire in the 8100 block of Carlyle Place in the Fort Hunt section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the front of a one-story, single family house. Firefighters located and quickly extinguished a fire in the kitchen. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.
The fire was discovered by a neighbor who saw smoke and fire coming from the kitchen window. No one was home at the time of the fire. There was one smoke alarm in the house, which activated before units arrived.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in the kitchen near the gas stove. The cause of the fire was accidental in nature as a result of combustible materials being too close to the ignited burner.
Red Cross assistance was offered and declined. Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $93,750.