Fairfax County fire investigators are blaming improper use of extension cords and surge protectors for Saturday’s deadly fire in Alexandria.
They say the fire that killed 82 year old Jack Thomas in his home in the 3700 block of Logan Court began around 3:47am in a bedroom electrical outlet. Firefighters found Thomas inside and unconscious. Despite CPR efforts he was pronounced dead at a the hospital.
The fire was reported by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the home and called 911. Investigators say there was was a smoke alarm but it’s not known if it activated.