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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hailey choi April 22, 2013 at 06:58 PM
what happen? i want to see a picture. i live in fox mill rd. and i saw a helicuper in the sky! my grandma and my brother were wondering what happened...
John Morfit April 22, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Why do you say it appeared to start on the roof? I spoke to someone that was living in the house - he said something quite different. @Hailey - the house burnt down, completely.
Erica R. Hendry April 23, 2013 at 02:43 AM
John: That is the information we received from the fire department. We'll have more information when investigators finish their work at the scene — officials told us they wouldn't have a complete report until Tuesday. Thanks for reading Erica
Erica R. Hendry April 23, 2013 at 02:43 AM
John — also thank you for the photo. What a horrible scene. -ERH
Travis Hall April 23, 2013 at 02:49 AM
This is the house I grew up in from 1987-2004. My family is so sad to hear the news. I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt, but what a shame, I always dreamed of buying the house back one day. Wonderful memories of living in the front left bedroom.
Erica R. Hendry April 23, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Wow, Travis. Sorry for your loss. Would love to hear some memories about the home — share them here or email me at erica.hendry at patch.com
Dana Hall Thompson April 23, 2013 at 03:07 AM
This was my home with Travis (my brother) and our family. I have been in tears all evening about this. The photo really brings reality to the situation and how devastating this is. My heart aches and my sympathies to the family that lived there most recently.
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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