In Herndon House Fire, Glitchy Laptop Causes Nearly $94,000 in Damages

A glitchy laptop caught fire on Monday and caused $93,750 in damages to a Herndon home, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

The fire happened on Monday (Oct. 15) just before 1 p.m. on the 13100 block of Weather Vane Way in Herndon. Fire and rescue crews extinguished the fire, which started in a bedroom on the second floor of the two-story, single-family home. Damages were limited to the bedroom and no one was injured, according to the department.

One adult was home at the time of the fire. When she smelled smoke and heard crackling noises, she discovered a fire on the top of the bedroom’s bed.

Fire department officials said the fire was “accidental in nature.” Three adults were displaced because of the incident. Red Cross assistance was declined.

Photos via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

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