Undetermined Reston Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 14-27
Date:  March 10, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Sunday, March 9, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., in the Reston area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 1274 Vintage Place.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from three sides of the end unit, and fire in the basement of the two-story townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack while simultaneously searching for occupants. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. There was extensive damage in the basement, laundry room, and to the ceiling and flooring above. An upstairs smoke alarm alerted the lone occupant who escaped unharmed with his dog. Two occupants have been displaced. Red Cross is providing support.

Damage is estimated at $150,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire originated in the basement laundry room. The fire is undetermined as an ignition source was not found.

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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