Springfield House Fire Electrical In Nature

On Sunday, July 30, at approximately 12:06 a.m., units responded to a report of a house fire in the 7000 block of Calamo Street in the Springfield area of Fairfax County.  

First arriving units reported fire showing from the roof of a one-story house toward the rear of the home. Firefighters rapidly found and extinguished a significant fire in the attic space. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. 

At the time of the fire, the home was occupied by one adult male. He discovered the fire after the entire house experienced a power failure. Several occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. 

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental and originated in the attic of the home. The cause of the fire was electrical in nature, the result of an “overcurrent” of a length of wire that was running through the attic space. 

Damages as a result of the fire were estimated to be approximately $61,000.

Photos courtesy of Ms. Debi Gerald.