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 at approximately 6:10 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008, in the Fox Mill area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 12507 Chasbarb Terrace.
Firefighters encountered fire and smoke showing from the rear and one side of the home upon arrival. The fire extended to the second level of the two-story home. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 35 minutes. The family of six, two adults and four children have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting. There were no injuries.
Damages are estimated at $150,000.
According fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Improper disposal of fireplace ashes on the rear deck 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.