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 11-017
Date: February 25, 2011
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Thursday, February 24, 2011, at approximately 8:40 p.m. in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The townhouse is located at 13317 Schwenger Place.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from both floors of the two-story, end unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters initially conducted defensive fire operations until the bulk of the fire was knocked down. They then went inside and conducted an interior fire attack and searched for occupants. It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. The townhouse had been vacant for an undetermined amount of time. There were no injuries.
The townhouse is a total loss.
The cause of 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.