Fatal Clifton House Fire
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 14-62
Date: June 25, 2014
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at approximately 4:25 a.m., in the Clifton area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 5605 Willow Valley Road.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters simultaneously searched the home and conducted an aggressive fire attack. Firefighters rescued an elderly adult male from inside the home. Two other adults escaped the home prior to firefighters arriving. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes. The elderly male was flown to Washington Hospital Burn Center with life-threatening injuries. The other two occupants were transported by ground to the Washington Hospital Burn Center, also with life-threatening injuries. The elderly male died later from his injuries.
Damage is estimated at $40,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The name of the deceased will be released pending notification of next of kin. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
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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