Malfunctioning Extension Cord Sparks Reston House Fire on Sunday

A malfunction with an extension cord caused a fire at a Reston home during the afternoon on Sunday (Jan. 20).

Firefighters saw smoke showing from the front of a two-story, single family home after they arrived around 1:24 p.m. to the 2000 block of Beacon Place, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

The firefighters “quickly extinguished a fire in the garage area,” according to the post. Fire investigators determined the fire started by accident when a malfunctioning extension cord “ignited ordinary combustibles in close proximity.”

One person inside the home discovered the fire in the attached garage after smelling smoke inside the home, followed by the smoke alarms going off.

The two people inside the home at the time of the fire were able to self-evacuate unharmed before the fire department arrived.

Damages from the fire cost approximately $25,000.

Map via Google Maps. Images via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

Recent Stories

A Fairfax County Fire and Rescue truck (file photo) A 17-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs stored at two…

A Capital Bikeshare station at Market Street and St. Francis Street in Reston (courtesy FCDOT) A total of six new Capital Bikeshare stations may soon arrive around the Innovation Center…

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479. As your neighborhood expert in Fairfax…

Town of Herndon government offices (staff photo by Jay Westcott) Terms for Herndon Town Council members will remain unchanged after the council unanimously agreed to drop a proposal to increase…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list