Friday, March 15, 2013
Investigators say blaze caused $125,000 in damage.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials say a Thursday night fire on Greywing Court in Reston was accidental and originated in the home's chimney. A gas leak within the gas-operated chimney ignited by the pilot light caused the fire, investigators said. Units responded to the townhouse fire about 8 p.m. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the middle three-story townhouse upon arrival. Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior fire attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes, FCFD said. No one was home when the fire broke out and the fire was contained to the single townhouse. One man has been displaced. Smoke detectors were in the house but were not working, …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Woman who lived upstairs from where fire and homicide victim were found says she heard loud argument.
The woman who lives above the apartment where a woman was found murdered and the apartment was on fire Monday said she heard a man screaming obscenities early Monday morning. Fairfax County Police and the Fairfax County Fire Marshal are investigating the death as a homicide. They have not identified the victim or any suspects. Amanda Hamm said she woke up about 2:30 a.m. when she "heard a heated discussion." "I was not sure exactly where the voices were coming from, but I heard him say [expletive] you. Then it was dead quiet," said Hamm. Hamm said she fell back asleep, then woke up about 5:40 a.m. when she smelled smoke. She could not find the source of the fire in her unit, but when the air in her apartment became hazy, she called 911. …
Police investigating incident at Waterside Apartments as a homicide.
Fairfax County Police and the Fairfax County Fire Marshal are investigating a homicide in the 12000 block of Waterside View Dr. in Reston. The fire department was called to the Waterside Apartments at 6:15 a.m Monday when a neighbor reported smoke, Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Shelley Broderick said. Firefighters forced their way into the apartment, where they discovered a dead adult woman, Broderick said. Police said she died of apparent trauma to the upper body. "The incident is being investigated as a homicide," Broderick said. Police have not yet identified the victim. They also did not say in which room she was found and whether there are any suspects. The fire was contained to one room, Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Mike Reilly …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
House was under repair after a fire in July.
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- Karen Goff
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews were called to the scene of a townhouse fire in the 2000 block of Swans Neck Way about 6 p.m. Tuesday. The fire, which is believed to have started in the basement, was quickly brought under control, the house was unoccupied and there were no injuries. But it was the second time in six months there was a fire at the same end unit. Homeowner Joe Lynch, who has lived in the house since 1999, said a repair crew sparked a fire in the home in July. The fire did not cause any structural damage, but a lot of smoke damage, he said. He and his wife have been renting an apartment in North Reston while repair crews—now working on the fire damage—were in the house. The cause of Wednesday's fire is under …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Three-alarm blaze caused more than $1 million in damage early Tuesday.
Crews were at Sutton Ridge Condos in North Reston Tuesday morning to clean up the damage, assess losses and secure a three-story building that suffered more than $1 million in a three-alarm fire that began about 1 a.m. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials are still assessing what caused the blaze, which damaged nine of the 18 units at 11404 Gate Hill Place. Stephanie Bogdanovic, a 10-year resident of the building, said she was out of town but got a phone call from her boyfriend at about 2 a.m. alerting her to the fire. She says arrived back from the Shenandoah at 4 a.m. to see that her third-floor, two-bedroom condo essentially gutted by the fire. "The fire department was nice enough to let me walk up the stairs and look," said …
Early morning blaze Tuesday displaces residents on Gate Hill Place.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials estimate more than $1 million of damage after a fire at Sutton Ridge Condos early Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to 11404 Gate Hill Pl. about 1:20 a.m. Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear and roof of the 18-unit, three-story structure upon arrival. The Incident Commander struck second and third fire alarms, bringing over 100 firefighters—some from Loudoun County and Fairfax City—to the scene. Despite a partial roof collapse, the fire was under control in 90 minutes and extinguished in two hours. Nine of the 18 condominiums were affected by the fire, but alarms sounded and residents were able to get out unharmed. Five units suffered major fire, smoke, and …