A family of three has been displaced, but safely escaped, after accidental electrical fire in their home on Jan. 22.
Just after 6:30 a.m., the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a house fire in the 39000 block of Fry Farm Road. Fire and rescue crews from Lovettsville, Purcellville, Hamilton, Round Hill, Leesburg, Loudoun Heights, Lucketts, and Frederick County, Maryland responded, Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer Laura Rinehart said.
Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found fire in the garage and on both levels of the single-family home. The homeowners were safely outside. Due to the progressive state of the fire and its rural location, additional resources were requested, including engines, EMS units and Water Supply Tankers.
Crews advanced multiple hose lines into the home and extinguished the fire. They later initiated salvage operations, working to preserve and remove the homeowner’s undamaged belongings, Rinehart said.
The fire initially remained contained to the garage area as the door to the inside of the residence was closed. Due to the construction and open design of the home, however, along with the synthetic furnishings and contents, this fire like many others burned hotter and faster, Rinehart said.
There were no injuries to civilians or responding personnel.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s investigation has determined the fire to be accidental, resulting from an electrical failure in the garage, and estimates damages at $365,000.