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 10-102
Date: November 8, 2010
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a garage fire Sunday, November 7, 2010, at approximately 8:05 p.m. in the Oakton area of Fairfax County. The structure is located at 3215 Foxvale Drive.
Firefighters encountered a semi-attached three-car garage fully involved with fire upon arrival. Fire crews quickly attacked the fire that was spreading from between the attached breezeway of the garage and the two-story house. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the entire house while conducting a search for the occupants. There was some fire extension to the second floor of the home. There were also two vehicles inside the garage that were destroyed. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. Four adults, two children, and three dogs escaped unharmed. Red Cross assistance was declined. It is unknown if smoke alarms alerted the occupants.
Damage is estimated at $225,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The brakes on one of the vehicles parked inside the garage 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.