On Wednesday, April 17, at approximately 9:16 a.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Fairfax Fire Department were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 12000 block of Washington Street in the Fairfax area of Fairfax County.
Units arrived on scene of a one-story, single family house with fire showing from the rear of the home. Units quickly worked to extinguish the fire. There was some minor extension into the roof and attic. There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by one of the occupants upon returning home who then called 9-1-1. There were no working smoke alarms present in the home.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental in nature and started on the exterior of the house.