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OWL VFD Battles Fires on the 4th

Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD

On Tuesday, July 4, at 9:41 p. m., Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Department responded to the report of a house fire at 2255 Spinnaker Court, Lake Ridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported fire from the roof. Crews worked quickly to fight the blaze which had spread over much of the roof. The fire was under control within 15 minutes.

Fire & Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD and PWC Department of Fire & Rescue and PWCPD responded to the incident. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s office.

On Tuesday July 4 at 11:43 p. m., Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Department responded to the report of a house fire at 1202 Riggs Court, Woodbridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported smoke and fire from back corner of the home. The fire was under control within five minutes.

Fire & Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, Quantico and PWC Department of Fire & Rescue and PWCPD responded to the incident. No one was injured. Six adults, four children and one dog were displaced.  The Red Cross was called in to assist.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s office.

OWL VFD is one of the largest and busiest volunteer fire departments in the United States with almost 300 members. OWL VFD provides fire suppression, EMS care, and rescue services to 80,000 residents in our 27 square mile area through the operation of three fire stations. OWL volunteer Firefighters and EMTs work the 6:00 p. m. to 6:00 a. m. shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends.

For more information on OWL VFD, visit owlvfd.org or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/owlvfd.

 

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