Purcellville, Va. (March 19, 2015) – On Monday, March 16, 2015, at 9:45 p.m., fire and rescue units from Purcellville, Hamilton, Round Hill, Lovettsville, and Leesburg responded for a reported structure fire in a two-story single family home.
First arriving units from Purcellville reported a two-story single family home with light smoke showing from the front of the house. The homeowner was outside the residence, reporting that all people were out of the structure. Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and advanced a hose line through the front door. Upon reaching the second floor, firefighters found moderate smoke and a small amount of fire isolated to the dryer and laundry room. The fire was quickly extinguished without extension into other areas of the house.
Emergency crews briefly remained on scene to assist with ventilation and minor overhaul of the second floor and laundry room. Two adults and two children chose to spend the night with friends due to the residual odor of smoke and minor soot from the smoke on the walls, but are not permanently displaced.
There were no reported injuries to civilians or fire department personnel.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene during the incident and determined the dryer fire to be accidental in nature, resulting in approximately $25,000 in damages.