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 09-72
Date: October 7, 2009
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at approximately 11:10 a.m. in the Centreville area of Fairfax County. The townhouse is located at 13552 Darter Court.
Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the upper floor windows of the three-story, center unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Two children and one adult were home when the fire started and escaped prior to units arriving. The fire originated in an upstairs bedroom. One child was transported to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Two adults and two children have been displaced. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
According to fire investigators, a child with matches started 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.