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 10-61
Date: June 16, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8223 Keeler Street.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire coming from the front and rear of the one-story single-family home upon arrival. Firefighters advanced a hose line inside the front door of the home and brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Two family dogs perished in the fire. Three adults were displaced. Red Cross assistance was not needed.
Damage is estimated at $90,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A malfunctioning window-mounted air conditioner 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.