Accidental Kingstowne House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 12-69
Date:  September 24, 2012

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Monday, September 24, 2012, at approximately 12:40 a.m. in the Kingstowne area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 6842 Rolling Creek Way.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the roof and eaves of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack, entering through the front door and quickly knocking the fire down. Controlling the fire quickly kept the fire from spreading to an adjacent home ten feet away. Firefighters determined the home to be vacant. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. The cause of the fire was combustibles too close to an ignition source.

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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