Accidental Lorton Townhouse 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
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News Release 14-04
Date:  January 8, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 8584 Enochs Drive.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from two floors of the three-story, middle unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire. Firefighters performed extensive overhaul and salvage operations in the living room area. The single occupant escaped the home unharmed. The displaced occupant is being assisted by the Red Cross. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $60,000.

According fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A match improperly discarded into a waste receptacle caused the fire.


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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