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 10-40
Date: March 22, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Saturday, March 20, 2010, at approximately 4 p.m. in the McLean area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 1130 Cedrus Lane.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof of the two-story home upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm and requested a tanker task force, bringing approximately 70 firefighters to the scene. The home is located in a non-water hydrant area of the county. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, confining the fire to the attic and second floor. The occupants were home when the fire broke out and escaped unharmed. Smoke alarms activated and provided early warning to the occupants. Two adults and one child have been displaced. Red Cross support was not necessary.
Damage is estimated at $75,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in the attic caused the fire.
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.