Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 10-105
Date: November 9, 2010
Accidental Commercial Building Fire
County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire
at approximately 2:30 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2010, in the Vienna
area of Fairfax County. The structure, a Dunkin Donuts housed in a strip
mall, is located in 300 block of Maple Avenue, West.
Firefighters encountered smoke showing
from the front of the one-story building upon arrival. The Incident
Commander struck a second alarm, bringing over 60 firefighters to the
scene. The fire was contained to the business of origin and was a total loss. Several
adjacent businesses sustained significant smoke damage to contents. The fire
was brought under control in 20 minutes. There were no injuries.
is estimated at $710,000.
cause of the fire was accidental. Combustibles too close to a hot water heater
caused the fire.
Too Close to a Heating Source Safety Tips
at least three feet of clearance between your alternate heating source and
not store combustible materials in closed areas or near a heat source.
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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