Cooking With Propane Sparks Garage Fire That Brings Out 12 Units

by Kalina Newman June 5, 2017 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

A home on Dosinia Court was damaged by fire over the weekend.

A dozen units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the residence at 2288 Dosinia Court at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. According to Bill Delaney, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue public information officer, the fire started in the attached garage and stayed mostly contained.

Delaney said the fire was ruled accidental, caused by a hot oil spill after cooking in the garage with a propane burner.

“This is the kind of call we normally get around Thanksgiving, when people use turkey fryers,” Delaney said. “But it’s also possible year-round.”

All of the occupants had safely left the house by the time units arrived. One person was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, Delaney said. Red Cross assistance was offered to the occupants, but it was declined.

There is a sign posted on the front of the house warning that it is unsafe to enter.

Photos by Dave Emke

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Was their stove or electricity out? Even if – there’s really no reason to use propane indoors. Propane stoves are great for camping, though. Glad they are/will be OK.

    • RestonAssurance

      They changed it up a bit. Propane for camping in the garage. Jokes aside, glad they will be ok.

  • BreakingBad

    They were cooking the the garage at 4:30am in the morning?

    • Why do you bother?

      Thanks for the Department of Redundancy Department!

  • Why do you bother?


  • Jenny Gibbers

    The person that got transported to the hospital will end up with medical and ambulance bills easily exceeding $1000.00 ; anyone who finds him/herself in this situation better just wait it out or go to the walk in clinic. Unless perhaps, your life hangs from a thread.

    I witnessed a few of these and in all cases it seemed unnecessary and patients were taken for what they were worth, plus they had to wait and many were held against their will. Fact.


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