Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD (OWL VFD)
Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at 1946 Richmond Ave., Woodbridge. Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported smoke from the front door of the home. The fire was quickly located in the basement and was under control within 15 minutes.
Fire & Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD and PWC Department of Fire & Rescue, as well as Prince William County Police, responded to the incident. No one was injured. Two families were displaced. Two dogs survived; one was rescued from the basement. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s office.
OWL VFD is one of the largest and busiest volunteer fire departments in the United States. 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 pm to 6 am shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends.