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
News Release 09-03
Date: January 12, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire at approximately 12:40 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2009, in the Springfield area. The single-family home is located at 6208 Kentland Street.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke from the rear of the two-story home upon arrival. The fire extended throughout the second floor, attic, and roof area. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. The fire originated in a second floor bathroom. Six adults and one child have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting the occupants. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $150,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire started as a result of a worker using a torch while sweating pipes.
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.