Accidental McLean House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 11-99
Date:  December 12, 2011 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Sunday, December 11, 2011, at approximately 2:05 p.m., in the McLean area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 1718 Great Falls Street.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear and both sides of the one and one-half story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire attack, bringing the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters also conducted extensive overhaul operations to ensure all hidden fire hotspots were exposed and extinguished. Two occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was unnecessary. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated $100,000.

According to the incident commander, the fire was accidental. An electrical panel circuit breaker 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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