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

News Release 09-30
Date: April 2, 2009

Double Fatality Herndon House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire at 4 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The home is located in the 12000 block of Eddyspark Drive.

Firefighters encountered a fully involved two-story single-family home. A second alarm and an EMS Task Force were requested bringing over 60 emergency personnel to the scene. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes. The fire was initially reported by a resident living nearby. 

Two adults were found deceased inside of the structure.

The victims have not been identified. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Fire and Police investigators are jointly investigating the deaths.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, 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.
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