Great Falls Home a Complete Loss

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-93
Date:  September 09, 2013

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, September 8, 2013, at approximately 2:10 a.m., in the Great Falls area of Fairfax County. The single family home is located at 1036 Leigh Mill Road.

Firefighters encountered a large home fully involved with heavy fire showing from all three floors upon arrival. The incident commander called for a second alarm and a tanker task force because the home is located in a non-hydrant area. Firefighters initiated a water shuttling operation and also dammed a nearby creek to use as their primary water supply. It took firefighters approximately 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries.

An adult male in a nearby guest house escaped unharmed. The 12,000 square foot home was under renovation and unoccupied when the fire broke out. Firefighters were able to protect and save an adjacent pool house and guest home.

The $1.13M home is a complete loss.

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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