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 a second building, however fire tactics required cutting the roof away on the adjoining building to stop the spread of fire, thereby making it uninhabitable. Red Cross was called and working with 58 occupants and an undetermined number of pets. The fire is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office. There were minor injuries to two firefighters. Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, PWCDF&R, Manassas City and Fairfax 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 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends.