Fire investigators determined an “electrical anomaly” caused a house fire in Reston last week that left a family of four homeless.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to the accidental fire at 11911 Fawn Ridge Lane after midnight on Monday, Aug. 14.
When firefighters arrived around 12:35 a.m., the two-story home’s attached garage was in flames, according to the press release. Firefighters battled the blaze for about 20 minutes before bringing it under control, according to the press release.
The inhabitants of the home, two adults and two children, escaped without injury. The family has been assisted by the Red Cross, according to the press release.
The fire destroyed the garage and a car parked just outside. Several sections of the home’s roof and siding collapsed, leaving gaping punctures in the structure. Damage is estimated at $100,000.