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 09-51
Date: July 16, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Thursday, July 16, 2009, at approximately 4:40 a.m., in the Annandale area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 4007 Hirst Drive.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof of the one-story home upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 40 minutes. The fire originated in a room on the first floor of the home. The home was vacant. The fire was reported by a neighbor that saw flames coming from the structure. There was one minor injury to a firefighter operating on the scene, but no medical treatment was needed.
Damage is estimated at $100,000.
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.