Update: Lightning Likely Cause of House Fire
Several engines respond to fire on Trenholm Drive
Update (4:15 p.m. Saturday): Bob and Sonya Mylls were present when lightning struck their Trenholm Drive home Friday night, but a neighbor knocked on their door to alert them of the upstairs fire, another neighbor said.
Soon after the Myllses evacuated their home, firefighters arrived to find fire shooting through the roof of the 3140 Trenholm Drive two-story home, the neighbor said.
"I was really impressed with the firefighters. They were calm and worked fast, really polite," a neighbor said. "I've never seen them in action before, and they were impressive."
Though the fire has the Mylls family displaced, neighbors were working to clean up the home Saturday afternoon in the first of many steps to getting the couple, who neighbors say are in their 70s, back into their home.
Update (1:05 a.m. Saturday): Firefighters believe lightning caused the house fire at 3140 Trenholm Drive on Friday, a Fairfax County dispatcher said.
The fire started in the attic, but did not extend into the rest of the home, the dispatcher said. Firefighters are still on the scene in salvage mode, she said.
Dispatch was unable to confirm information on the home's occupants.
Firefighters responded to a fire on the 3100 block of Trenholm Drive in Oakton on Friday night, a Fairfax County dispatcher said.
At 10:19 p.m. Friday, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue received a call for a fire that units on scene said scorched through the two-story home's roof. A county dispatcher said "several" trucks responded to the call and the fire has "possibly" been put out, as firefighters are currently checking the home for fire that might still be ablaze in the walls.
Dispatch does not yet have more specific information.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.