Electrical Event Causes Herndon House Fire

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On Monday, November 4, at approximately 1:53 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 600 block of Wood Street in the Town of Herndon.

Units arrived on scene of a one-story, single-family home and located a fire in the attic. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

Two occupants were home at the time of the fire. One occupant discovered the fire after she woke up and noticed smoke in the house. She alerted the other occupant. They self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival. Smoke alarms were present but did not activate due to location and size of the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen ceiling light fixture. The cause of the fire was an electrical event in the light fixture.

Two occupants were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $93,750.