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 09-46
Date: June 25, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a detached garage fire at approximately 12:40 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in the Lorton area. The garage is located at 9000 Jameson Street.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke from a detached residential single-vehicle garage upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. The fire destroyed the garage and three vehicles. One vehicle was inside the garage, and two other vehicles nearby, including a recreational vehicle. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $85,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An extension cord caused the fire.
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.