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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 10-66
Date: July 6, 2010

Smoke Alarm Alerts Residents to Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Monday, July 5, 2010, at approximately 4:30 a.m., in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 3601 Drews Court. Firefighters encountered the back deck and the rear of the home engulfed in flames upon arrival. A second alarm was struck, bringing approximately 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The fire originated on the rear deck of the home. The homeowner attempted to fight the fire prior to fire department arrival but was told by the 911 dispatcher to leave the home immediately. Sounding smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire; all occupants escaped the fire unharmed. Three people have been displaced, two adults and one child. Red Cross was not needed. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $90,000.

The fire is under investigation.

For more information, call Captain I Willie F. Bailey or Renee Stilwell, 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.

Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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