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 10-71
Date: July 26, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire Saturday, July 24, 2010, at approximately 3 a.m. in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The townhouse is located 8501 Golden Ridge Court.
Firefighters saw heavy fire and smoke coming from an end unit townhouse upon arrival. Due to heavy fire and the potential for spreading to adjacent townhouses, a second alarm was struck bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes.
The fire extended to the townhouse at 8503 causing considerable fire damage. Additionally, the townhouse at 8505 received water and smoke damage. The occupant from 8501 was transported to the Washington Hospital Burn Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Damage estimate for all three townhouses was $220,000. The townhouse at 8501 was a complete loss. The fire is under investigation.
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.