Forestdale Avenue Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William County Fire & Rescue

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On Wednesday, January 6th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a two-story townhouse fire located in the 4000 block of Forestdale Avenue in Woodbridge.

Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire blazing from the first floor of a mid-row town house. Firefighters commenced suppression and extinguishment of the fire while checking for further extension; no further extension was found.

No injuries reported.

No one was home at the time of the fire; Red Cross was called to assist. One adult was displaced by the fire.

A Building Official was on scene and has posted the home unsafe.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $100,000; the fire is currently under investigation.

Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee would like to remind residents that smoke alarms save lives ( PWL You double your chances of surviving a fire when you install working smoke alarms in your home.

Remember to:

  • Install smoke detectors on every level within the home including the basement.
  • Test smoke detectors monthly and replace batteries as needed.
  • Change batteries when you change clocks (spring and fall).
  • Replace smoke detectors every 10 years.

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