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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 09-75
Date: November 3, 2009

McLean House Fire, Firefighters Rescue Dog

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Monday, November 2,2009, at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the McLean area of Fairfax County.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from every window and the chimney of the single-family home upon arrival. The fire originated in the basement of thetwo-story, split-level home. During the primary search of the home, firefightersrescued a dog; however, another family dog perished in the fire despite resuscitation efforts by firefighters. Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 25 minutes. The fire originated in a basement wall. Two adults have been displaced. No one was home when the fire broke out. Red Cross assistance was not necessary.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

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.

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