UPDATE: The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office determined this fire was accidental, caused by an electrical wiring malfunction in the garage.
A Waterford family was displaced after a two-alarm fire destroyed their home on the 14500 block of Creek Lane, according to the Loudoun Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. Two adults and two children were safe following the fire Saturday night.
The Loudoun Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls reporting a house on fire around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. In all, crews from a dozen fire and rescue squads turned out to extinguish the fire.
The location along a dirt road made the rescue attempt challenging. Firefighters were unable to enter the two-story home, instead dousing the flames from outside. Crews remained on the scene until 5 a.m.
Minor injuries were sustained by the homeowner and one emergency responder who was taken to the hospital. The Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office estimated damages to the home at $750,000 and continues to investigate the cause.