Child, Candle Cause Dranesville House Fire


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
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Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
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News Release 12-29
Date:  April 27, 2012

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Thursday, April 26, 2012, at approximately 6:10 p.m., in the Dranesville area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 809 Dranesville Road.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from a bedroom window on the second floor of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters entered the front of the home attacking the fire on the second floor while other crews simultaneously searched for occupants. Firefighting crews quickly brought the fire under control, keeping the fire confined to the second floor and from spreading to the attic and roof. There was no fire damage to the first floor; however, there was significant residual water and smoke damage throughout the home. All of the occupants escaped unharmed. Two adults and three children have been displaced. Red Cross support was not necessary.

Damage is estimated at $300,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A child playing with a candle in an upstairs bedroom caused the fire.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I William Moreland, 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.
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