Accidental Alexandria Area House Fire


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 14-28
Date:  March 12, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at approximately 10:55 p.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The single-family house is located at 6222 Driftwood Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the basement of the ranch-style home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The single occupant was alerted by smoke and a sounding smoke alarm, called 911 and evacuated with his dog prior to units arriving on scene. A cat perished in the fire. The single occupant has been displaced. Red Cross assistance was offered but declined by the occupant.

Damage is estimated at $105,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An electrical panel in the basement 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.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
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