Sunday, February 24, 2013
Two occupants at home called 911 after they smelled smoke and found the garage on fire.
A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the garage of a home on Reserves Hill Court, a cul-de-sac development off of Old Columbia Pike in Annandale, across from Pinecrest Golf Course. Two occupants of the home smelled smoke and noticed the smoke detectors in the home did not go off, according to a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue spokesperson. They found the fire, in the home's garage, and called 911. About 30 fire and rescue personnel arrived on scene and performed an aggressive fire attack and got the fire out in about 10 minutes. Fire and rescue have determined that the fire started due to an undetermined electrical issue. Ten people live in the home — six adults and four children. Only two were home at the time of the fire. The family …
Monday, August 29, 2011
No injuries in the one alarm blaze
Firefighters responded to a 5:05 p.m. call for 9308 Willow Pond Lane in Burke on Friday. Farifax County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Dan Schmidt said firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the front of the house, and from the front and back of the roof. "All of the occupants of the house were outside when firefighters arrived," he said. It took 30 minutes to control the one alarm blaze. There were no injuries. Firefighters from Burke, West Springfield, West Annandale, Annandale and Pohick responded. Schmidt said the cause of the fire and location of its start are unknown at this time, and are being investigated.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Coming Soon" on real estate sign in front yard
Fire damaged a single family home at 9203 Alyssum Way in Annandale Wednesday morning. Captain Joe Schumacher of the City of Fairfax Fire Department said the dispatch came through at 7:45 a.m. "When we arrived there was smoke showing through the entire structure," he said. Fire fighters believe that no one was in the home at the time of the fire. "A neighbor told us that the owner had died, and the house was for sale, but that's unconfirmed," said Schumacher. "It's believed that the fire started in the basement, but investigators are on the scene," he said. A representative from Long & Foster Realtors, the company listing the house, said that the home was scheduled to go on the market tomorrow. "They put a lot of work into it," he said, …