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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


Fatal Fire Accidental

According to fire investigators, an electrical anomaly caused the accidental fire at 8009 Flint Street, Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

According to the medical examiner, Billy Lee Clark, 48, died from smoke inhalation.

The fire originated and was confined to the living room.

Smoke alarms were found in the home, however, fire investigators do not know if the smoke alarms activated.

This is the second fire fatality for Fairfax County in 2008.

Fatal Two-Alarm Pohick House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a fatal house fire Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at approximately 1:20 a.m., in the Pohick area of Fairfax County. The single-family house is located at 8009 Flint Street.

Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke from the front of the one-story home upon arrival. An additional alarm was requested bringing over 60 emergency personnel to the scene. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes.

During their primary search, firefighters found Billy Lee Clark, 48, deceased near a rear door in a living room. There was no one else home when the fire broke out.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

The fire is under investigation. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Ral 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.

Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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