South Riding, Va. (March 30, 2015) – At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center dispatched fire and rescue units from Dulles South, Brambleton, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and Fairfax County for a reported house fire at 25918 Raflo Lane.
Responding units arrived on the scene with significant fire showing from the exterior of a two story, single family home. Crews observed fire aggressively burning up the vinyl siding, threatening the second floor and attic areas and immediately called for additional resources.
Firefighters rapidly moved to extinguish the fire on the exterior while additional personnel attacked the fire from the interior of the home. The walls and ceilings were opened up to locate and extinguish advancing fire and check for further extension. Quick action by fire department personnel limited further extension of fire into the structure causing more extensive damage.
At the time of the incident, two adults and one child were asleep in the residence and were initially alerted to the fire by the family’s pet, a 14 year old dog. Shortly thereafter the home’s smoke alarms activated and confirmed the fire and need to immediately evacuate.
One child was transported to a local hospital by emergency personnel as a precaution. There were no injuries to any other civilians or fire and rescue personnel.
The residents were displaced from the home and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office also responded to the scene and is conducting an investigation.