House Catches Fire on Vale Spring Drive

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue still extinguishing blaze at Oakton home.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews are on the scene Monday of a fire on Vale Spring Drive in Oakton.

FCFD spokesman Dan Schmidt said crews were still putting out the blaze in the 11400 block of Vale Spring Drive.

The department got a call about the fire — which appears to have started on the roof — around 2:05 p.m. Monday.

Units from the Fox Mill Station responded to the incident. No residents were home at the time of the fire, Schmidt said.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Patch will update with more information as it becomes available.

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Dana Hall Thompson April 23, 2013 at 03:25 AM
John - THANK YOU so much for sending Travis the email about our house today. This news is absolutely devastating and our prayers are with the family who lived there. Could you send me a few more details of what possibly happened? danathompson24@gmail.com I hope your family is doing well; sorry that we have reconnected with such sad circumstances.
Cherie Lejeune April 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM
I was going to recommend John post to Patch, so glad he did. His whole series of photos/videos on Google+ show much more of what happened in just an hour after the fire was reported. Seeing the water canon in action, impressive. https://plus.google.com/photos/105441216015023262411/albums/5869876597329886337
Kevin April 23, 2013 at 03:30 PM
The album is locked.
Cherie Lejeune April 23, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Kevin, I asked John to make the photos/video public...hopefully he will do that soon.
John Morfit April 24, 2013 at 08:24 AM
It's public now.


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