On Friday, June 9, at approximately 3:20 p.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Prince William Fire and Rescue responded to a reported house fire in the 14700 block of Pickets Post Road in the Uniontown section of Fairfax County.
First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from the garage and extending into the two-story single family house. Crews quickly attacked the fire from the exterior of the home to knock it down before moving inside to continue extinguishing the fire. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. One occupant was transported to the hospital. There were no firefighter injuries.
The house next door sustained heat damage to its exterior siding. However, it did not extend into the house due to preventive efforts by firefighters.
A passerby discovered the fire and notified the occupants. Red Cross is providing assistance to four occupants.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in the attached garage. The cause is under investigation.
Damages as a result of the fire are estimated to be approximately $419,375. The heat damage to the neighboring home is not included in the damage estimate.
On Thursday, March 30, at approximately 4:23 a.m., units were dispatched for a fire in a townhouse in the 6900 block of Compton Valley Court in the Centreville section of Fairfax County.
Upon arrival, units found a three-story, middle of the row townhouse with fire and smoke showing from a second floor window in the rear of the home. The fire appeared to be rapidly spreading to the attic. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. They were able to contain the fire to the second floor and the attic. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.
The occupants of the home were alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms and called 911.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire started in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was accidental in nature and was caused by an electrical event involving a desk lamp.
Four adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. Red Cross assistance was offered and accepted by the occupants.
Damages as a result of the fire were estimated to be approximately $93,750.
On Monday, March 6, at approximately 5:44 a.m., units were dispatched for a reported townhouse fire in the 6400 block of Overcoat Lane in the Centreville section of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on the scene of a three-story, end unit townhouse and discovered a fire in a third floor bathroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the bathroom.
At the time of the fire, the townhouse was occupied by one adult. The occupant was alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm. The occupant evacuated the townhouse and called 911 once safely outside.
There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries. The occupant was able to re-occupy the townhouse. Red Cross assistance was offered but not needed.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire originated in a hallway bathroom located on the third floor of the townhouse. The fire was ruled accidental in nature and was caused by an electrical event involving the exhaust fan.
Damages are estimated to be approximately $5,500. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue would like to remind all residents that working smoke alarms save lives as well as property.