The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) Fire Marshal’s Office determined Sunday morning’s house fire was accidental, due to an electrical malfunction in the home.
Just before 2:00 a.m., Sunday, February 27, 2022, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire on Oakmont Manor Square in Ashburn. The residents had returned home to find smoke and fire on the first floor of their townhome and called 911 before evacuating.
Fire and rescue units from Kincora, Ashburn, Lansdowne, Cascades, Leesburg, and Fairfax, Va., along with LCFR command staff responded to the incident.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find visible fire and smoke coming from the residence and quickly deployed hoselines to extinguish the fire. Due to the rapidly spreading fire that had already engulfed both floors of the townhouse and the roof, firefighters were temporarily evacuated from the structure. Master stream hoselines from several ladder trucks were used to knock down the bulk of the fire from the exterior. The exterior attack allowed firefighters to go back inside to check for fire extension to neighboring homes and ensure the fire was completely extinguished.
One firefighter suffered a minor burn to the leg and was treated and released from Inova Hospital in Lansdowne. Two adult residents were evaluated by paramedics on scene and transported to Reston Hospital Center for additional treatment.
The LCFR Fire Marshal’s investigation has determined Sunday morning’s fire on Oakmont Manor to be accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction related to a television. Damages are estimated at $586,800 which includes $164,800 in damages to two neighboring homes. Several residents have been displaced but did not require assistance from the American Red Cross.
For fire prevention and life safety information, please visit www.Loudoun.gov/FirePrevention or call Lisa Braun, LCFR’s Public Education Manager, at 571-258-3222.