On Friday, March 9, at approximately 3:30 p.m., units were dispatched to reported house fire in the 500 block of Highland Street NW, in the Town of Vienna.
Units arrived on the scene of a two-story, single family home with smoke showing from the second floor. Firefighters quickly located and extinguished a fire in a bedroom on the second floor. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.
Two adults and one child were home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by one of the occupants when he smelled smoke and saw flames in one of the bedrooms. Smoke alarms in the home sounded shortly after the fire was discovered. The homeowner attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher then evacuated with the other occupants and called 9-1-1.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in a bedroom on the second floor. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Five occupants were displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire are approximately $93,750.