Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Fairfax County firefighters put out a brush fire Monday afternoon behind Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School.
The case on Monday's brush fire behind Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School is closed, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Public Information Office. The start of the fire is still unknown. About 45 personnel from Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria fire departments responded to a 911 report of a brush fire behind the schools in the Rose Hill area. The call was made around 3:45 p.m. and firefighters arrived on the scene about three minutes later, PIO said Tuesday. Firefighters were able to get the fire out in about 10 minutes. The fire was creeping toward a residential area but Captain Kendall Thompson with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department told Patch that firefighters quickly contained the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
About 45 firefighters are on the scene in the Rose Hill area; some streets are blocked off.
Update (5:45 p.m. Monday): Firefighters on the scene on Kerrybrooke Drive said the fire department has managed to put out the fire. Firefighters are still on the scene to ensure the fire doesn't rekindle, and surrounding streets are currently still blocked off. Captain Kendall Thompson said the origin of the fire is still under investigation. --- About 45 firefighters are on the scene Monday afternoon of a brush fire near Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School in the Rose Hill area of Fairfax County. Firefighters from both Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria are on the scene. The fire was creeping toward a residential area but Captain Kendall Thompson with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department tells Patch …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Two adults and two children were displaced by the fire last Friday.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call at Morning Dew Court around 2:15 p.m. Friday where fire investigators now say an electrical panel started a house fire, according to a recent news release. The electrician who was sent to the Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center after a circuit breaker he was working on exploded sustained non-life threatening injuries. When fire and rescue units arrived, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the bottom level and through the roof of the two-story split level home along with strong and gusty winds while conducting an aggressive fire attack. A second alarm was called due to the heavy wind conditions and the rapid spreading of fire, bringing more than 60 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Wind gusts Friday add to difficulty for firefighters battling blaze. Two dogs, two cats missing and presumed dead from the fire.
An electrician was sent to the Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center Friday after a circuit breaker he was working on exploded at a home on Morning Dew Court in Springfield. The extent of his injuries was not known. Firefighters from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue were called to the home at around 2:15 p.m. Friday, said Captain William Moreland. When firefighters arrived they found the home engulfed in flames. "The fire took a good 30 minutes to get under control," he said. "Wind conditions made it more difficult to extinguish the fire." The National Weather Service predicted wind gusts up to 35 MPH Friday for Springfield. According to fire officials, the electrician, from Kolb Electric whose name was not immediately available, was the…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A house fire on Lobelia Lane displaced one occupant.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call on Christmas Day around 10:25 p.m. in the Springfield area. Firefighters arrived in the 7900 block of Lobelia Lane to find smoke near the front door of the home. Dan Schmidt, spokesman for the department, said firefighters arrived on scene and were able to control and extinguish the fire within 15 minutes of their arrival. There was one occupant in the home at the time of the fire who was able to escape from a bedroom after being notified by an alarm monitoring company. The occupant escaped unharmed but was evaluated by paramedics on the scene, and she refused transport. No one else was in the home at the time of the incident. According to fire investigators, the fire was an…
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The fire, which displaced two adults and injured two firefighters, has been ruled accidental.
Update Monday, Aug. 27 at 4:40 p.m.: Fire investigators have determined that unattended food on the stove caused Saturday night's accidental fire at 6605 Forsythia St. in Springfield. According to a news release, more than 60 firefighters were sent to the scene after the Incident Commander and first units on scene saw heavy smoke and fire coming from two sides of the home, elevating the fire to a second alarm.It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to get the fire under control. Two firefighters were taken to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Damage to the home is estimated at $200,000 and the two adults who were displaced have accepted Red Cross assistance, the release further states. -- A two-alarm fire in …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A VDOT contractor working in the neighborhood knocked on front door to let a man know his house was on fire.
Ahmed Amini, a software developer working from home, escaped a fire at his house Wednesday, thanks to a VDOT contractor who saw smoke billowing from the home. The emergency call came in at 3:06 p.m. about the home on fire in the 8700 block of Etta Drive in West Springfield. Thirty-two firefighters responded from Crosspoint Station 41 and West Springfield Station 27. When they arrived, the upper level of the two-story home was in flames. The roof collapsed shortly thereafter. "It looks like the fire originated somewhere in the attic," said Keith Johnson, deputy chief of special operations for Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. One firefighter was injured with lacerations to his hand. The firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, but …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Fire occurred on the 4300 block of Gypsy Court
Firefighters in the Fairfax County Fire and rescue Department extinguished a fire in Rose Hill late Sunday night. The firefighters were called to a townhouse on the 4300 block of Gypsy Court around 10 p.m, in a neighborhood north of Franconia Road. Smoke and fire could be seen on the townhouse's second floor and in the attic. After about 10 minutes, the responders were able to bring the fire under control. The fire displaced two adults and one child, and caused around $50,000 in damage. No one was injured in the blaze. According DCFD, the fire was caused when someone put a smoking material in a planter.