Herndon House Fire


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
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News Release 13-49
Date:  May, 04, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Saturday, May 04, 2013, at approximately 10:35 p.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located 412 Queens Row Street.

Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof and attic of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. Two adults and three children were home when the fire broke out and self evacuated. A total of five occupants have been displaced. Red Cross is supporting the occupants.

One firefighter sustained non life threating injuries and was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The fire originated on the front porch with combustibles too close to a heat source.


Combustibles Too Close to a Heating Source Safety Tips


  • Keep at least three feet of clearance between your alternate heating source and anything combustible.
  • Do 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. 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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