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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 10-105
Date: November 9, 2010

Accidental Commercial Building Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a commercial building fire at approximately 2:30 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2010, in the Vienna area of Fairfax County. The structure, a Dunkin Donuts housed in a strip mall, is located in 300 block of Maple Avenue, West.

Firefighters encountered smoke showing from the front of the one-story building upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck a second alarm, bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. The fire was contained to the business of origin and was a total loss. Several adjacent businesses sustained significant smoke damage to contents. The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $710,000.

The cause of the fire was accidental. Combustibles too close to a hot water heater caused the fire.


Combustibles Too Close to a Heating Source Safety Tips


     Keep at least three feet of clearance between your alternate heating source and anything combustible.

     Do not store combustible materials in closed areas or near a heat source.







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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services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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