Condo Fire Displaces 3 In Merrifield, None Injured

  • Source: Falls Church Patch
  • Published: 09/15/2020 12:00 AM

Three people are displaced after a Sunday fire in Merrifield. Around 1:32 p.m., units responded to a four-story condo building in the 8000 block of Gatehouse Road. No one was home when the fire occurred, and there were no firefighter or resident injuries. A neighbor had noticed the fire and called 911. The fire was discovered on a third floor balcony, and crews quickly extinguished the blaze. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the exterior. Damages were estimated to be $16,000, and the residents declined Red Cross assistance. Investigators determine the cause was improper disposal of smoking materials in a plastic flower pot.


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