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Monitor Court Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Sunday, August 30th, at approximately 11:00 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a townhouse located in the 7600 block of Monitor Court in Manassas. Upon arrival, firefighters observed fire in the garage of a three level end of row townhome with smoke emitting from the …

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OWL VFD Responds to Fire on Meandering Way in Lake Ridge

Provided by OWL VFD Woodbridge, VA August 23, 11:46 p.m. – Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 3681 Meandering Way in Lake Ridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported heavy smoke and fire showing through the roof.  A second alarm was called. The fire was contained to one apartment building with no extension to …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Condominium Fire

Provided by  Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Woodbridge, VA August 23, 12:46 p.m. – Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a condo fire at 2823 Madeira Court in Lake Ridge.  Crews arrived within minutes and reported heavy smoke showing from the front of the condo. The fire was contained to one unit with no extension and the blaze was …

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Manassas Forge Drive Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Wednesday, August 19th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 9700 block of Manassas Forge Drive in Manassas. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire and smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters commenced suppression …

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Smoking Materials Cause of Deadly Quantico Fire

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Thursday, August 20th, at approximately 7:30 a.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to the 200 block of Broadway Avenue in the Town of Quantico. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed smoke coming from a second floor apartment; a second alarm was requested after first arriving crews confirmed that several …

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Technological Advancements

By Frank E. Vaerewijck FF/EMT & Firehouse Foodie Swiss playwright and novelist, Max Rudolf Frisch (May 15, 1911 – April 4, 1991) said “Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.” As a society, we have evolved into individuals that have become very dependent upon technology, which in some ways has alienated us from each other …

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August is Back to School Safety Month

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue Pedestrians are individuals who travel by foot, bicycle, wheelchair, stroller or similar means. For each trip taken, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than a passenger in a vehicle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pedestrian injuries occur every 7 minutes. …

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Islip Loop Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Wednesday, August 12th, at approximately 12:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 17000 block of Islip Loop in Dumfries. As firefighters made entry into the complex, they proceeded to the kitchen, of the primary unit, where the fire originated, they observed activation …

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Bakersfield Street Fire Incident

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue On Tuesday, August 11th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 14600 block of Bakersfield Street in Dale City. Upon arrival, fire and rescue units observed fire blazing from the front of the home. Firefighters proceeded to attack and extinguish the fire …

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On/Off-Campus Housing Fire & Life Safety Tips

Provided by the Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue The end of summer is near as students prepare for college. Among the numerous tasks at hand, fire and life safety tips are the furthest from their minds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (http://www.nfpa.org), between 2007 – 2011, fire departments, nationwide, responded to 3,810 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, …

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