Oakton Townhouse Fire Under Investigation

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-02
Date:  January 10, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at approximately 11:55 p.m. in the Oakton area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 10327 Bushman Drive.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the three-story end unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. The home received significant damage to the first floor, and moderate damage to the second floor. The fire had also spread to the attic and roof area. Due to the potential of the fire quickly spreading from the exterior and roof area to the adjacent townhouses, a second alarm was initiated, bringing over 60 firefighters to the scene. An adult and two youths were home when the fire broke out and escaped unharmed. There were no injuries. Red Cross support was declined.

Damage is estimated at $114,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire started on or near the rear deck. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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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