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 10-14
Date: January 26, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Monday,`January 25, 2010, at approximately 9:30 p.m. The two-story split level single-family home is located at 6825 Ridgeway Drive in the Springfield area of Fairfax County.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from both floors of the home upon arrival. Crews fought the fire from inside the home until conditions severely deteriorated and the floor began to collapse. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. All four occupants evacuated the home prior to arrival of firefighters. One firefighter received a non-life threatening injury and was transported to a local medical facility. Four adults have been displaced. Red Cross is assisting the occupants.
Damage is estimated at $175,000.
The cause of 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.