UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Reston Leaves Two Displaced, No Injuries

Preliminary investigation reveals "faulty recessed light."

A townhouse fire on Apricot Court resulted in no injuries, but two displaced.
A townhouse fire on Apricot Court resulted in no injuries, but two displaced.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at approximately 4:20 a.m., in the Reston area of Fairfax County. The residence is located in the 1600 block of Apricot Court.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the attic and roof of the two-story home upon arrival. A neighbor in the adjacent townhouse smelled smoke, called 911, and alerted the occupants by pounding on the front door. Both occupants escaped unharmed. 

Smoke alarms did not alert the occupants. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. The fire did extend to the roof of the adjacent townhouse causing moderate damage. 

Both occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was offered but declined by the occupants. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $150,000.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A faulty “recessed-light” on the top floor of the townhome caused the fire. 

Steven Toole November 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Headline says townhouse. Opening para says single family. Which is it?
mari4031 November 28, 2013 at 09:16 AM
Seriously Steven??!! Get over yourself and stop wasting time on nitpicking at useless stuff. It says townhouse throughout entire article.


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