Manassas Forge Drive Fire Incident

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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.Manassas Forge Drive Fire

Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire and smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters commenced suppression and extinguished the fire as they searched for further extension; no further extension was found.

No injuries reported.

Homeowners were home at the time of the fire. Earlier in the day, they smelled smoke and searched the home but found nothing. Later, while in the backyard, they saw smoke and flames emitting from the attic and called 911.

No injuries reported.

Two adults were displaced by the fire.

A Building Inspector was called to the scene and posted the home unsafe.

The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Prince William County Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee would like to remind residents that smoke alarms save lives ( 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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