Fairfax Station House Fire Under Investigation

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-52
Date:  May 13, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m., in the Fairfax Station area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 6700 Tempo Lane.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the attached two-car garage of the one-story home upon arrival. First arriving units immediately requested a tanker task force to ensure an adequate water supply would be available in the non-hydrant area. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack, saving the majority of the home. Two occupants were at home when the fire broke out. One of the occupants discovered the fire when smoke pushed inside the home from a door leading to the garage; both occupants quickly escaped without injury. The family has been displaced and declined Red Cross support. One firefighter was transported for non-life threatening injuries to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital.

Damage has been estimated at $100,000, including two vehicles inside the garage.

According to fire investigators, the fire started in the garage and 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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