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Recent Fires in Prince William

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On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1:50 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire in the 7600 block of Somerset Lane in Yorkshire. Upon entry, fire and rescue crews discovered a small fire on the first floor of a home office. Firefighters initiated suppression, immediately extinguishing the fire, containing it to the first floor. No injuries reported. The home received moderate damage estimated at $50,000. The Building Official has posted the home unsafe. The occupants (four adults, one child and their pet) were displaced by the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 6800 of Avalon Isle Way in Gainesville. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire emitting from the rear of the home that had extended to the side. Firefighters initiated suppression and immediately extinguished the fire. The homeowner, awakened by the sound of breaking glass, discovered fire in the rear of the home and immediately began safely evacuating the remaining family members.
No injuries reported. The home received moderate damage estimated at $200,000. The Building Official has posted the home unsafe. Red Cross was on scene to assist the occupants (two adults and one child) displaced by the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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