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 09-68
Date: September 16, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a building fire Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at approximately 2:15 p.m. The 10-story high-rise office building is located at 2010 Corporate Ridge Drive.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof area upon arrival. The Incident Commander called for subsequent second and third alarms, bringing approximately 90 firefighters to the scene. It took firefighters approximately one hour to extinguish the fire. The fire was primarily contained to approximately 750 sq. ft. of the metal roof; however, there was additional smoke, fire, and water damage to the floor below. The building was not reoccupied yesterday. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Construction workers using a propane torch while repairing the roof 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.