Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD
Firefighters responded to the report of a roof on fire in Lake Ridge. Crews arrived at 2499 Paxton Street within minutes and reported smoke showing from the roof.
A family of five had self-evacuated after a smoke detector had alerted them. The fire was knocked down approximately 20 minutes later. The blaze is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office. The Red Cross was called to assist the family. Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, Prince William County Fire & Rescue, and Dumfries-Triangle VFD responded to the incident.
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.