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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
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
Email: fire-rescue.Pa-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire

News Release 09-52
Date: July 20, 2009

Burke House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Friday, July 17, 2009, at approximately 3:45 p.m., in the Burke area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8914 Bald Hill Place.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the two-story home upon arrival. The fire was contained to one bedroom with minor fire extension in the two-story home. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Eleven occupants have been displaced, two adults and nine children.  Red Cross was not needed. The occupants escaped unharmed. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $160,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Malfunctioning electrical wiring 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.
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