Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Sunday, February 03, 2008, at approximately 1:42 a.m. in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3222 Locker Street.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke from three sides of the two-story home upon arrival. A second alarm was struck, bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 75 minutes. The occupants were not home when the fire broke out. Four adults and one child have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. One firefighter was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Damage is estimated at $400,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Combustible materials too close to the hot water heater caused the fire.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Raúl G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.