House Fire Under Investigation

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 11-86
Date:  November 8, 2011 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department units responded to a house fire, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at approximately 1:15 a.m. in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.  The single family home is located at 5500 Sheldon Drive.

Firefighters encountered a brick, two-story home fully involved with fire upon arrival.  Firefighters confirmed the occupants were out of the home and conducted extensive defensive operations in extinguishing the fire.  It took firefighters approximately 70 minutes to bring the fire under control.  Two occupants have been displaced.  There were no smoke alarms in the home.  There were no injuries.  Red Cross is assisting the occupants.

The home is a total loss, valued at approximately $240,000.

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.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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