Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 10-44
Date: April 2, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at approximately 3:15 a.m., in the Gunston area of Fairfax County. The home is located at 11205 Gunston Road.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire coming from the front and rear of the two-story single family home upon arrival. The home was in the final stages of construction. Firefighters set-up a water shuttle operation to extinguish the fire. The neighborhood is a non-hydrant area. Due to the heavy volume of fire within the structure, a defensive exterior attack was initiated to extinguish the fire. It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $2.2 million. The home is a total loss.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The cause of the fire was an electrical anomaly.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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.
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