Monday, April 08, 2013

Two Fires Displace Seven People

City of Manassas, VA

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Fire and Rescue units from the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County responded to a fire in a home in the 10000 block of Abbott Road. A resident of the home left food cooking unattended in the kitchen. Another resident who was returning to the home, discovered the fire and tried to extinguish it with a bowl of water before calling the fire department. The only smoke alarm in the home had been disconnected a few days before the fire occurred.

The fire did extensive damage to the kitchen making the house uninhabitable. The Red Cross was able to assist the family of four and their pet with temporary lodging.

On Saturday evening, April 6, 2013, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a townhouse fire on Fountain Circle in one of the newest residential developments in the City of Manassas.

First arriving units found a fire in the garage of the three-story townhouse and were able to make a quick attack and keep the fire from spreading to the living areas. The family of three was alerted to the fire when the smoke alarms in the townhouse began sounding.

One of the residents found a fire in the garage and tried unsuccessfully to put it out with a fire extinguisher while another resident called the Fire Department. The fire destroyed a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette and caused extensive damage to thegarage sending smoke throughout the townhouse. The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging.

The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department will provide residents with a free smoke alarm for their home. Contact 703-257-8458 for moreinformation.

Patty Prince
Communications Coordinator
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