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 commercial building fire alarm activation at approximately 4:50 a.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County. The two-story building, the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, is located at 14901 Braddock Road.
Firefighters encountered fire and smoke coming from the roof and attic of the barn-style, 300 foot by 60 foot structure upon arrival. Second and third alarms were requested bringing over 90 emergency personnel to the scene. Firefighters went inside the building to fight the fire and simultaneously cut holes through the steel roof to better ventilate the fire. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 90 minutes. Firefighters contained the fire to primarily the roof and attic area. There was extensive water and smoke damage to both floors. Administrative offices, a golf shop, and a restaurant were housed in the building. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire is under investigation.
- Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices.
- Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.
- When possible, avoid the use of “cube taps” and other devices that allow the connection of multiple appliances into a single receptacle.
- Consider having additional circuits or outlets added by a qualified electrician so you do not have to use extension cords.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instruction for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
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.