Accidental Office Building 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
fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov

News Release 14-69
Date: July 11, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a high-rise building fire Thursday, July 10, 2014, at approximately 8:25 p.m., in the Tysons area of Fairfax County. The office building is located at 7900 Westpark Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the 12-story building upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm, bringing approximately 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters simultaneously ensured the entire evacuation of the building while conducting an aggressive fire attack. More than 70 occupants were evacuated, approximately 60 construction workers and a dozen office workers. The building is currently undergoing major renovation. It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. Reoccupation of the building is to be determined. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at more than $50,000.

Outside water leaking into a transformer in the electrical room 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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