Accidental Commercial Building Fire


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-71
Date:  July, 12, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire, Thursday, July 11, 2013, at approximately 3:05 p.m. in the Fairfax Center area of Fairfax County. The building, Fairfax County Federal Credit Union, is located at 4201 Members Way.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the front and roof of the three-story building upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm, bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack from several locations, bringing the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters conducted extensive overhaul and salvage operations because of fire in the walls and several void spaces. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $40,000.

According to the Incident Commander, the cause of the fire was a worker using an open flame repairing a leak in the roof.


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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