Springfield Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-124
Date:  November 12, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Friday, November 8, 2013, at approximately 1:40 p.m., in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located 7207 Evanston Road.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof and rear of the three-story, middle townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack, but withdrew from the second floor when the floor around them started to collapse. A second alarm was struck, bringing approximately 60 firefighters to the scene. Firefighters continued their fire attack and were able to keep the fire damage to adjacent units to minor fire extension. Firefighters rescued a cat, and a dog escaped when firefighters made forced entry into the home. No one was home when the fire broke out. Two occupants have been displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

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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