Two Dogs Die in Reston Townhouse Fire

by Karen Goff August 1, 2016 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

Two dogs perished in a Reston townhouse fire on Friday night, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 11200 block of  Silentwood Lane about 9:44 p.m. for reports of a townhouse on fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke and fire showing from a three-story townhouse. An aggressive attack was conducted and the fire was brought under control. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. The house did not have working smoke alarms, officials said. The fire was discovered by a neighbor.

The two occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Two adults have been displaced. Red Cross assistance was declined. Total property loss is estimated at $93,750.

Friends of the young couple who lived at the townhouse have set up a Go Fund Me account to help them. the dogs who died were named Prim and Finn, according to the Go Fund Me page.

Investigation revealed that the fire originated on the kitchen counter. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Photos courtesy Kurt Rose

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