Monday, April 8, 2013
The fire was under control within a few minutes of the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department's response.
The Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a grease fire in a Lake Ridge kitchen shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, OWL VFD Public Relations Specialist Rebecca Barnes said. Eight residents were displaced as a result of the fire, which was caused by grease on the stove in a townhouse on Tecumseh Court. "Initial units arrived on scene within minutes and reported smoke coming from the front kitchen window," Barnes said. "The fire was located in the kitchen and was under control within five minutes." Dale City VFD also responded to the fire.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Fire Marshal's Office estimated $2,000 worth of damages.
A fire broke out in a utility closet at the Ruby Tuesday's in Dumfries Tuesday afternoon, according to the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department. Fire and rescue units responded at 1 p.m. to the fire on Jefferson Davis Highway and saw smoke showing from the rear. Smoke alarms had alerted employees and diners to the fire, so the building was already evacuated. No one was injured. The fire started in a utility closet, where firefighters extinguished it, said Kim Hylander, a public information officer for the department. There was no further extension of the fire. The Fire Marshal's Office estimated $2,000 worth of damages and is investigating the cause.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Firefighters were able to get the house fire under control within minutes.
A firefighter sustained minor injuries Tuesday evening while putting out a Lake Ridge townhouse fire. Firefighters brought the fire on Wagon Wheel Drive under control in less than five minutes, said Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Rebecca Barnes. Firefighters from that department and Dale City Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 8:27 p.m. Smoke was showing from the roof of the townhouse. The Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the incident. The firefighter was treated at Sentara Hospital. No one was home at the time of the fire.
Friday, October 26, 2012
According to Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton spokesperson Rebecca Barnes, the townhouse was "fully engulfed in fire."
Update, 10:36 a.m.: The preliminary damage estimate for the two townhouses is $400,000, according to the Fire Marshal's Office in a county release this morning. "The townhouse where the fire originated is a total loss and an adjacent townhouse was also substantially damaged," the release read. "A representative from the Building Official’s Office posted the two involved units as unsafe structures." The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time. Original story: A townhouse fire on Winding Loop Drive near Route 1 in Woodbridge early this morning has displaced one family and damaged a neighboring house. Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded at 1:06 a.m. to the report of a fire. "OWL VFD Engine 512…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Three firefighters sustained minor injuries.
A fire that started in a third floor utility room on Bayside Avenue in Woodbridge yesterday displaced 21 residents, caused about $100,000 in preliminary damages and left three firefighters with minor injuries, according to Kim Hylander with the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue. "Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy black smoke emitting from the third floor apartment," a release stated. "Firefighters proceeded to the third floor, located the fire in the utility room, and began extinguishing the fire. The fire was under control in approximately 15 minutes; however, due to the heat and work required a second alarm was requested to provide additional fire and rescue personnel." The displaced residents are being …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Crews are working the scene of a fire off of Route 1 in Woodbridge.
Fire and rescue crews are working an apartment fire in the 1300 block of Bayside Avenue off of Route 1 in Woodbridge. A fire broke out on the third floor of a Bayvue Apartment building in a utility room and moved to an attic area, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Battalian Chief Curtis Brodie told Patch. An initial tip about the fire from a Patch reader said that black smoke was visible from the roofline. Brodie told Patch up to 60 people could be displaced by the blaze Tuesday afternoon. "We have a building inspector en route to inspect the damage to see if this is the case," said Brodie. No one was injured in the blaze. The fire was isolated and extinguished quickly, Brodie told Patch. "Currently we're rotating …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Dozens of firefighters responded to Eisenhower Circle in Woodbridge. Almost two dozen families were displaced in the four-alarm fire.
Update, 5:30 p.m.: The July 5 fire on Eisenhower Circle in Woodbridge was likely caused by someone cooking on the third floor balcony, Rebecca Barnes, public relations specialist for the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department, announced. "The cause of the fire appears to be related to cooking materials utilized on the third floor balcony, which is against safety code in Prince William County," Barnes said. "Prince William County Building Code Enforcement has condemned the buildings at this time." A total of three firefighters were taken to Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Hospital for heat-related and smoke-related injuries and sickness, Barnes said. OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, Prince William County Department of Fire …
Monday, April 16, 2012
No outside burning.
After over a week of red flag fire warnings and elevated wildfire threats, the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Monday. The NWS forecast calls for winds to gusts around 25 miles per hour per hour Monday afternoon. The enhanced fire weather threat for the spread of wildfires is expected for much of this afternoon and evening, said NWS. Temperatures are expected to hit a record high on Monday. As such, it makes the conditions ideal for spreading wildfires. Outside burning is banned in Virginia until April 30.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
No outside burning.
After over a week of red flag fire warnings and elevated wildfire threats, Saturday is much of the same. The National Weather Service forecast calls for winds to gust between 15 and 25 miles per hour Saturday afternoon. The relative humidity is forecast to pick up this weekend as the winds turn southernly, said NWS. As such, it makes the conditions ideal for spreading wildfires. Outside burning is banned in Virginia until April 30.
Friday, April 13, 2012
No one was injured, but the car was badly damaged.