Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD
Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 1284 Bayside Ave within minutes and reported smoke showing from the front of the building. Crews entered the apartment building to search for one resident who was reported unaccounted for by Prince William County Police, so a second alarm was called. Fire was knocked down approximately 20 minutes later. The missing resident was later located, uninjured, after self-evacuating. Crews remained on scene for several hours. Twenty-six people and two dogs were displaced; fourteen units were affected. There were no reported injuries. Red Cross was called in to assist.
The blaze is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue, Dumfries-Triangle VFD, and the Prince William County Police Department 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.