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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
Email: fire-rescue.Pa-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire

09/25/08

Commercial Fire Is Accidental

According to fire investigators, the commercial laundromat fire, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, was accidental. An electrical anomaly involving an extension cord from an outlet in an office 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.

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
Email: fire-rescue.Pa-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire

09/25/08

Commercial Building Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire at approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008, in the Woodlawn area of Fairfax County. The structure, a Laundromat, is located at 8796 Sacramento Drive.

Firefighters reported heavy fire from the roof of the one-story building upon arrival. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. A second alarm was struck including a additional hazardous materials response team, bringing over 70 fire and rescue personal to the scene. Additionally, four adjacent businesses received moderate fire and smoke damage. Fifteen patients were removed from a nearby dialysis clinic and were monitored by emergency personnel while electricity was restored to the clinic. There were no reported injuries.

Damage is estimated at $2.5 million.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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.





Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

 
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