Malfunctioning Box Fan Causes Herndon House Fire

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On Thursday, November 22, at approximately 3:38 a.m., units responded to a reported house fire in the 600 block of Stuart Court in the Town of Herndon.

Units arrived on scene of a two-story, single-family home with no visible sign of smoke or fire. Crews quickly located a fire in the attic space above the garage. Firefighters worked aggressively to extinguish the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

A total of four occupants and two visitors were present at the time of the fire. One of the occupants awoke to flickering lights and an odor of smoke. The occupant alerted the others and called 9-1-1. The six occupants self-evacuated prior to fire department arrival. Working smoke alarms were installed but did not activate due to location of the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the attic space over the garage. The cause of the fire was a malfunctioning box fan located in the attic.

Four residents of the home were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $75,000.

Electrical Event Causes Burke House Fire

On Sunday, November 11 at approximately 7:29 a.m., units were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 5200 block of Dunleigh Drive in the Burke section of Fairfax County.Dunleigh Drive

Units arrived on scene to find smoke showing from a two-story, single family home. Crews quickly found fire in the walls and ceiling of a second-floor bedroom. The fire was rapidly brought under control. There were no reported firefighter or civilian injuries.

The house was vacant when the fire occurred. A neighbor observed fire through a window and smoke coming from the roof line and called 9-1-1. The smoke alarms did not activate due to the location of the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the attic space above a bedroom. The cause of the fire is electrical in nature

No one was displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was not needed. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $55,000.

Kings Park House Fire Goes To Two Alarms

 

 

On Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 9:32 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 8400 block of Thames Street in the Kings Park area of Fairfax County.

Units arrived on scene of a two-story, single family home with smoke showing. A significant amount of fire could also be seen towards the rear of the home. A second alarm was requested. Crews quickly proceeded to bring the fire under control. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.

There was one occupant home at the time of the fire. The homeowner discovered the fire while investigating the early activation of the dryer’s automatic timer. She was able to evacuate to a neighbor’s home and call 9-1-1. Smoke alarms sounded after the fire was discovered.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started in the hallway laundry area. The cause of the fire is an electrical event within the dryer.

Two people were displaced because of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted. Damages as a result of the fire were approximately $216,250.

Learn More About FCFRD Portion Of 2018 Public Safety Bond Referendum

Fairfax County voters will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on a $182 million public safety bond question in the November 6 general election.

For the Fire and Rescue Department, plans include $73 million to renovate or replace five aging fire stations: Mount Vernon (Fire Station 9), Fairview (Fire Station 32), Gunston (Fire Station 20), Seven Corners (Fire Station 28), and one station operated by volunteers.

These fire stations are between 37 and 49 years old and require building systems and infrastructure upgrades to replace equipment that is beyond the end of its life cycle. In addition, apparatus bays are undersized, living facilities for firefighters are inadequate, and space is needed to conduct field operations, management, and support functions. See video below to learn more.

 

Tysons Corner Center First Responders Day

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Join us on the plaza! Meet Fairfax County’s finest! See fire trucks, police cars and police dogs!

Watch Fairfax1, the County’s helicopter, land on the parking deck! Plus lots of free family friendly activities including face painting, balloons, and music. 

Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1961 Chain Bridge Road Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Bring the family – it’s fun for all ages!

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