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): 703-877-3702
News Release 10-04
Date: January 11, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Sunday, January 10, 2010, at approximately 8:50 p.m. in the Providence area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 8610 Cherry Drive.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke bursting through the front and sides of both floors of the home upon arrival. Massive fire was coming from the rear and out of second floor windows when firefighters arrived on scene. The Incident Commander quickly struck a second alarm, bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. An aerial ladder was used to place large streams of water in the attic and roof area. Firefighters fought the fire from all four sides of the all-brick, two-story home. Firefighters contended with extreme temperatures and black ice while fighting the fire. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the fire under total control. Using defensive measures, firefighters ensured close-by homes were not damaged. No one was home when the fire broke out. Two adults have been displaced. There were no injuries.
The home was a total loss.
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.