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 10-27
Date: February 22, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire at approximately 5:55 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010, in the Bailey's Crossroads area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3702 Paul Street.
Firefighters encountered smoke and fire coming from the basement and front of the rambler-style home upon arrival. While fighting the fire from inside the basement, crews discovered a deceased adult male in a bedroom during their primary search. Two dogs in another bedroom also perished in the fire. The fire was brought under control in in less than 10 minutes. The fire started in a bedroom in the basement. There were no other injuries. Seven occupants have been displaced by the fire. Red Cross is assisting the family.
The identity and cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
Damage is estimated at $80,000.
Police and fire investigators are investigating the incident.
Fire Hydrants/Snow Clearing
- Clear snow away from fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Ask neighbors to adopt a fire hydrant and clear snow and ice away from all hydrants so that they are easily visible in the event of a fire. Residents are also reminded that parking is prohibited within 15 feet of a fire hydrant located along the curb line or edge of any public or private roadway. No special curb marking is required for enforcement.
- Keep your driveway and walks clear so that firefighters and medics can reach your house if you need them.
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.