Annandale Man, Firefighter Injured in West Annandale Fire
The fire has been ruled accidental.
An Annandale man and a firefighter suffered non-life threatening injuries in a fire Sunday in West Annandale.
According to a news release from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, units responded to a two-story structure fire at 3739 Morningside Dr., around 5:35 p.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters saw the building, which is near the rear of the property’s primary residence "fully involved with fire." It took firefighters 15 minutes to get the fire under control.
The adult male injured in the fire was transported to the Washington Hospital Burn Center. The firefighter was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
In addition to the injuries to the man and the firefighter, the release states some of the nearby woodlands were affected by the fire.
Fire investigators said the fire, which was ruled accidental, was caused by the "ignition of gasoline from using a metal grinder inside the workshop," the release states.