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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
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News Release 09-73
Date: October 26, 2009

Springfield House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Saturday, October 24, 2009, at approximately 3:10 p.m. in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8641 Reseca Lane.

Firefighters encountered smoke and fire coming from the two-story, split-level home upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The fire originated in the kitchen and was primarily contained to that area. A smoke alarm activated in the home. Two adults and two children have been displaced. Red Cross support was not necessary. A family dog perished in the fire. There were no other injuries.

Damage is estimated at $75,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An operating dishwasher 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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