Cigarette Causes Reston Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire RescueFairfax County Fire and Rescue said an improperly disposed cigarette caused a townhouse fire early Sunday on White Cornus Lane in Reston.

Units responded to the call at 2250 White Cornus about 3:25 a.m.

Firefighters encountered smoke fire coming from a second floor balcony of a three-story, middle townhouse. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly brought the fire under control and kept the fire from spreading into the home.

Two adults and children were home when the fire broke out and escaped unharmed. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $2,000.

Fire investigators said the fire was accidental. An improperly disposed cigarette into a flower pot on the balcony caused the fire.

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