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 10-20
Date: February 9, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Saturday, February 6, 2010, at approximately 7:50 p.m., in the Great Falls area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 11208 West Montpelier Road.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from all sides of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters needed several snow plows to assist them in getting access to the home. Firefighters dealt with approximately 30 inches of snow as they made their way by foot up the more than 2,000 foot unplowed driveway to search for occupants. A water tanker task force of several tankers, including Loudoun County Fire & Rescue was used in fighting the fire. It took firefighters over an hour to extinguish the fire. Two adult occupants escaped the fire unharmed. There were no injuries. Red Cross was requested, but declined.
The home was total loss.
According to fire investigators, 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.