Accidental Springfield Apartment Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 14-11
Date:  February 03, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to an apartment fire, Saturday, February 1, 2014, at approximately 6:10 a.m., in the Springfield area of Fairfax County. The apartment is located 6538 Lee Valley Drive.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from a bottom apartment of the three-story apartment upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire. Firefighters were able to confine the damage to the single apartment.

The occupants were alerted by the smell of smoke; however, a smoke alarm did activate moments later. A total of eight occupants were displaced. Red Cross is supporting the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $35.000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A ceiling mounted light fixture caused the fire.

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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