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 10-65
Date: July 2, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Thursday, July 1, 2010, at approximately 11 p.m., in the Centreville area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 5205 Ellicott Court.
Firefighters encountered heavy fire in the front of the three-story home and fire through the roof upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 40 minutes. The fire originated on the front porch of the home. The occupants escaped unharmed. Six people have been displaced, four adults and two children. Red Cross was not needed. There were no injuries.
The home is a total loss.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. Improper disposal of recently used fireworks 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.