Heating Unit Causes Burke Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-07
Date:  January 18, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Friday, January 18, 2013, at approximately 5:50 a.m., in the Burke area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 6009 Ticonderoga Court.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the front door and second floor windows in the rear and front of a two-story middle unit townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters conducted extensive overhaul and salvage operations to ensure the fire was extinguished within several of the walls on multiple floors. The occupants escaped unharmed when the fire broke out. Five occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $75,000.

According to the Incident Commander, the fire was accidental. The cause of the fire was a heating unit in the basement.

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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