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 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.