A charcoal grill, left unattended under a deck, is being blamed for sparking the fire that seriously damaged a house in Reston Saturday.
The blaze broke out around 9:00 p.m. in the 11900 block of Grey Squirrel Lane. Arriving fire units were faced with a large amount of fire burning on all three levels of the rear of the home.
Three people were home at time of the fire. One of them, a child, discovered the fire before any smoke alarm sounded. No one was hurt.
Fairfax County fire investigators have determined that the fire was accidental and started under the deck in the rear of the home. The fire was caused by an unattended charcoal grill located under the deck in the rear of the home. Damages are estimated at $202,500.