Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Fairfax County firefighters put out the small fire in about five minutes.
Fairfax County firefighters quickly put out a small chimney fire that broke out at a Sully Station home late Wednesday night. The accidental fire started around 10:20 p.m. on Creek Branch Court and extended into the townhouse. Firefighters were able to put it out in about five minutes, said Battalion Chief Chuck Hawkins. They did have to remove some siding along the chimney to make sure the fire was out, Hawkins said. Firefighters from Centreville, West Centreville, Chantilly, Frying Pan and Fair Oaks stations, in addition to two battalion chiefs, EMS captains and a safety officer responded to the incident.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A look back at this week's most popular stories at Centreville Patch.
Get Centreville news each day in your inbox. Sign up for our daily newsletter! Here's a list of the top nine stories this week at Centreville Patch: Winter Storm 2013: Centreville Forecast, Snowfall, Roads, Radar, More. Collecting all the information you need for this week's snow storm. Your Photos: A Winter Wonderland in Centreville. Centreville transformed Wednesday morning into a snow-covered wonderland. Fire Marshal Investigates Explosion in Centreville Apartment. The cause of the explosion is undetermined. No one was injured. Will Metrorail Extend the Orange Line to Centreville? Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran recently introduced legislation that would study the extension of Metrorail into Centreville, Woodbridge and the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The house was a total loss.
Update: The house was a total loss, the Fire and Rescue Department announced Wednesday. Original post A fire at a vacant building off Lee Highway in Centreville lasted for several hours Tuesday evening and temporarily led to some traffic tangles for commuters and others on the road. The building, located at 14927 Lee Highway near White Post Road, was a vacant home that was in the midst of renovations by a local church. Fairfax County firefighters tentatively estimated damages at $20,000. The fire started around 6:40 p.m. As of 8 p.m., firefighters had put out most of the fire, but were expected to remain working for another hour or two. The fire apparently started in the middle of the structure, and firefighters knocked it down with a …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The townhouse fire on Thursday morning caused $50,000 in damages.
An electrical fire that broke out shortly after midnight in Centreville has displaced a woman and killed her two birds and cat, according to Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department officials. The accidental fire, which was caused by an electrical anomaly in a bedroom light fixture, caused $50,000 in damages. The smoke alarm warned the woman in the two-story middle townhouse, located on the 14400 block of Salisbury Plain Court. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The Fire & Rescue Department released the following safety tips to prevent electrical fires:
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department honored five people Thursday for rescuing two women from a blazing home in June.
Zoe Shankle, Al Hussein Ahmed Wanas, Ashley Osterday, Deborah Shankle and Said Benayed are the kind of people you want around in an emergency. Particularly when a fire breaks out. On Thursday, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department presented the five Centreville residents with Life Saving Awards, after the group worked together last month, "without due regard for their personal safety," to save two neighbors who were asleep inside their townhouse during a fire. "It's not often we have citizens who are willing to do whatever it takes to help another person in distress," Deputy Chief James J. Walsh, A-Shift Operations Deputy, said as he presented the awards. Over the past month, the full story of what happened has slowly unfolded…
Friday, June 22, 2012
The rescue took place Friday afternoon in Centreville.
Three witnesses and a fireman teamed up on Friday afternoon to save two women from a fire at a Centreville townhouse. Two people were transported from the scene, near 6120 Hoskins Hollow Circle, with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Dozens of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department firefighters were able to get the fire, which started shortly before 4 p.m., under control in about 20 minutes, according to emergency personnel. Said Benayed, a Fairfax County employee, was working outside when he smelled smoke. He raced over to a townhouse, where he saw fire from the back. Concerned that there might be someone inside the house, he busted the door open, but no one was there. Seeing that the fire had spread, he busted open …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Fire started around 1:38 p.m. Friday and caused minor smoke damage.
Fairfax County firefighters rescued an adult and a child from a Centreville townhouse Friday after a small fire started in the kitchen. The firefighters found the two lying unconscious in the living room of the smoke-filled lower-level residence at 14520 Golden Oak Ln. The child was transported to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for observation, said Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Keith Ludeman. The adult appears to be fine. Firefighters from stations in Centreville, Fair Oaks and Fairfax Center were called to the residence at 1:38 p.m. and put out the fire in under five minutes. They believe the fire was related to some cooking in the kitchen. The residence sustained light smoke damage but is otherwise fine.
Friday, March 2, 2012
O'Malley, an orange tabby, and Willow, a black female cat, went missing after a fire.
Update, March 9: Both cats are safe and sound. The last pet, O'Malley, returned to his family Thursday night. Original story, March 2: A Centreville family is still searching for two beloved pets, lost in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed their home on Monday. O'Malley, an orange male tabby cat, went missing in the yard or the house on Hunt Chase Ct. the night of the fire. Later, Willow, a shy black female cat, got loose from a neighboring home near Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville. Neither pet is wearing a collar or have microchips. O'Malley is neutered and Willow is spayed. Willow is skittish around strangers and may not let a stranger grab him. O'Malley is more personable, said the cats' owner, Amy Ragoschke. The family has …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fire department offers safety tips for discarding cigarettes and other smoking materials.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed a Centreville home on Monday was accidentally set by improperly discarding smoking materials. Officials offered the following advice for properly disposing of cigarettes, cigars and other smoking materials: The fire caused $750,000 in damage, officials estimated. The family is also still searching for two cats, an orange tabby named O'Malley, and a small black cat named Willow. They believe that the animals are still on or near the property, though, and are setting out live traps to try and catch them.
Monday, February 27, 2012
A smoke alarm alerted the residents, who escaped mostly unharmed.
Update, Feb. 28, 2:50 p.m.: Several of the family pets are missing and damage is estimated at $750,000. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department now estimates that the fire took about 40 minutes to get under control. Feb. 27 original story: A fire tore through a home in the Hunt Chase community on Monday afternoon, taking out the attic, second floor and damaging most of the first floor. The fire started around 4:45 p.m. at 6304 Hunt Chase Ct. in Centreville. It tore through the entire attic, second floor and damaged a significant portion of the first floor. It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire, which started around the deck area. Fairfax County firefighters initially took a handline to attack the fire…