McLean House Fire, $100,000 Damage
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department units responded to a house fire, Thursday, April 5, at approximately 10:45 a.m. in the McLean area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 6427 Linway Terrace.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from a shed, rapidly spreading up the vinyl siding of the nearby two-story home upon arrival. The fire was quickly advancing to the second floor, attic, and roof. Firefighters rapidly conducted an exterior sweep of the fire, while simultaneously advancing hose lines to the second floor of the home, fighting the fire in the attic and roof areas. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters performed extensive salvage and overhaul operations throughout the second floor and attic areas. The two-alarm fire brought more than 60 firefighters to the fire scene.
There were no injuries. One adult and four juveniles were home when the fire started and escaped without injury. Several family pets also escaped unharmed. There were no other injuries. The occupants have been displaced. Red Cross support was not necessary.
Damage is estimated at more than $100,000.
According to fire investigators, a juvenile playing with a lighter caused the fire.
MCC’s Spring Garage Sale Goes Green
The McLean Community Center will hold its annual Spring Community Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 14. The sale will take place at a new location, 1420 Beverly Road. The use of the garage has been provided courtesy of General Assets Inc. and Prima Day Spa. Admission to the sale and parking are free.
This year’s sale will offer several "value-added" services for shoppers who want to take advantage of them, including secure paper shredding and The Safe Community Coalition’s safe medicine disposal unit. Also, there will be a truck for donations on the site.
The sale offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of household items, toys, electronics, glassware, clothing, baby items, collectibles and more at bargain prices. A limited number of selling spaces remain and can be purchased for $40. Only individuals selling personal items may participate.
For more information, or to reserve a display space, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org/special-events and register online using activity number 2003.312.