House Fire Displaces Six Adults

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-22
Date:  February 19, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Sunday, February 17, 2013, at approximately 12:15 p.m., near George Mason Park within Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 9620 Braddock Road.

Firefighters reported heavy dark smoke and fire coming from the left side and carport area of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack from the interior and exterior of the home despite the heavy winds pushing the fire into the eaves and attic. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 25 minutes. A passing motorist had called 911 and alerted the occupants of the home who escaped unharmed. Six adults have been displaced. There were no working smoke alarms. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $175,000, including two vehicles in the driveway near the carport.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The fire originated in the attached carport area. The specific cause of the fire remains undetermined, however, evidence of a damaged power strip and a junction box in the carport were present.

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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