Accidental Herndon House Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 14-71
Date: July 18, 2014

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 1:50 a.m., in the Herndon area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 12432 Wendell Holmes Road.

Firefighters encountered smoke coming from the attic area of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in a second floor bathroom. Three adults have been displaced. Red Cross is supporting one of the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is to be determined.

The accidental fire was caused by a bathroom ventilation fan.

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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