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Fourth Fire in Woodbridge in 36 Hours

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD On Jan. 6, 2018, Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at 1445 California Street. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported visible smoke from the front door of the home.  The fire was quickly located in the basement and was under control within 10 minutes. Fire & …

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Third Fire in Woodbridge in Less than Two Days

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD On Jan. 5 at 5:58 a. m., firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at 12120 Fort Craig Drive, Lake Ridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported visible fire from the front door of the home.  The fire was quickly located in the kitchen and was under control within 10 minutes. …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD responds to Town House Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD On Jan. 4 at 6:09 p. m., firefighters responded to the report of a townhouse fire at 2560 Chadwick Court in Woodbridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported smoke from the front of the townhouse. As crews entered through the front door they found fire on the first floor.  The fire was contained to the kitchen …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD responds to Town House Fire

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD On Jan. 4 at 4:45 a. m., firefighters responded to the report of a townhouse fire at 4161 Churchman Way in Woodbridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported fire from the back of the townhouse. Crews entered through the front door and found fire in the basement.  The fire was contained to the lower level …

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Stay Off the Ice – Area Waters Unsafe

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Since our area rarely produces ice of the quality and thickness necessary for safe outdoor recreation, local ice is riskier than in northern climates. Ice that is formed during a continuous, hard freeze, typical of northern climates, is much stronger than ice formed during temperatures that repeatedly fluctuate above and below the freezing mark. Ice that forms …

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Decrease in Temperatures Prompts Increase in Home Heating Use

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue With the onset of colder weather, homeowners are seeking alternative and economical methods of keeping warm. The increase in the use of home heating appliances also increases the risk of home heating fires; the second leading cause of residential fires and fire-related deaths. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee urges …

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Stay Safe and Healthy During Extreme Cold Weather

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Although we expect winter weather, many of us do not prepare for its arrival. Preparation is the key to one’s survival should an emergency arise. The Department of Fire and Rescue (pwcgov.org/fire) suggests the following safety tips to keep you and your home safe and warm during the winter months. Winterize your home Insulate water lines …

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Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

Provided by Prince William Department of Fire & Rescue The Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue, in conjunction with Prince William County Home Depot stores, are soliciting community assistance during our Adopt-A-Hydrant program from December through March. This program will enable residents and/or businesses to adopt a fire hydrant close to their home or business and maintain the area around the hydrant …

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OWL VFD Responds to Condominium Fire

Provided by Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD On Dec. 18, 2017 at  6:50 p. m.,  Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters were called to a condo fire at 12705 Dara Drive. Crews arrived on scene within minutes and reported a small fire in condo #104. The fire was out in less than 10 minutes and was contained to the kitchen. Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, …

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Glendale Road Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:04 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a single family house, on fire, located in the 4300 block of Glendale Road in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire showing from the rear of the home. Firefighters initiated attack and quickly extinguished the fire. Five of the …

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