An early-morning fire on Sunday, October 16, destroyed a home in the Fairfax Station area.
County Fire and Rescue Department units arriving at the single-family home at 10410 Dominion Valley Drive at about 3:10 a.m. found the two-story residence fully involved in flames. Firefighters quickly reverted to a defensive fire attack as the fire was well involved throughout the large, wood-frame structure. It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control.
The Incident Commander requested a tanker task force, consisting of multiple water tankers and a water relay to assist with bringing the fire under control as the home was in a non-hydrant area. No one was home when the fire broke out. A total of three occupants have been displaced.
A family member was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. One firefighter was transported to the Washington Hospital Burn Center for a non-life threatening injury.
Cause of the fire is under investigation.