Recent Fires in Prince William County

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue

On Saturday, January 28th at 9:04 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 5000 block of Lakeland Court in Dale City. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters made entry to the attic where they located the fire and quickly extinguished it. No injuries reported. According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $5,000. The Building Inspector posted the property unsafe. Red Cross was on scene to assist three adults displaced by the fire. The origin and cause of the fire was the furnace and has been determine as accidental. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee urges residents to be vigilant this winter when heating your home. Take the necessary steps required in maintaining heating equipment before, during and after use.

On Saturday, January 28th at 11:55 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 3900 block of Fillmore Drive in Dale City. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire showing from the front of the home. A defensive attack was initiated due to heavy fire conditions. Firefighters were informed that all occupants were safely out of the home as they began suppression and extinguishment of the fire. No injuries reported. According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $264,000. The Building Official has posted the home unsafe. Red Cross was on scene to assist the family, five adults and four children, displaced by the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Prince William County Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee would like to remind residents that working smoke alarms save lives (pwcgov.org/SmokeAlarms). You double your chances of surviving a home fire with working smoke alarms compared to homes without working smoke alarms.

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