A fire last Friday, May 10, at a Fairfax Station home caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, including to two vehicles inside the garage. According to fire investigators, the blaze started in the garage and is under investigation.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded around 5 p.m., to the single-family home at 6700 Tempo Lane. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the attached, two-car garage of the one-story house.
They immediately requested a tanker task force to ensure an adequate water supply would be available in the non-hydrant area. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack, saving the majority of the house. One firefighter was transported to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Two occupants were home when the fire began. One of them discovered the fire when smoke pushed inside the house from a door leading to the garage; both quickly escaped without injury. However, the incident displaced the family.