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fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: cvillemom ()
Date: February 16, 2009 04:56PM

Anybody have any information on the huge house fire this afternoon on Rte 29 near the intersection of 29/Clifton Rd/Stringfellow Rd?

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: cvillemom2 ()
Date: February 16, 2009 04:59PM

CENTREVILLE, Va. - Firefighters found the body of a man in the aftermath of a fire in the 13200 block of Lee Highway Monday afternoon.
Fairfax County (web | news) firefighters were called to the home about 2:20 p.m. They discovered heavy fire coming from the roof and a brush fire in the back of the house.

Fire officials say 60 firefighters were called to the two-alarm blaze, which required about 20 minutes to knock down.

No word what caused the fire.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: TomMadison ()
Date: February 16, 2009 05:00PM

Nothing beyond reports that they found a woman dead inside the home. By the looks of what was on TV a few minutes ago that was/is a huge house.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Chica ()
Date: February 16, 2009 05:22PM

Traffic was a mess at that intersection around 4:00. Channel 4 reported that the body of an elderly man was found inside. The roof was totally gone by the time I went by. Sympathy for the family, not only their family member was killed but their house appeared to be a total loss.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: LRDiscoGuy ()
Date: February 16, 2009 06:57PM

They have a video of the fire... http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0209/595445.html

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: LRDiscoGuy ()
Date: February 16, 2009 07:01PM

Judging from the video I believe that it is this house.

Sad...
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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: ass ()
Date: February 16, 2009 07:08PM

that sucs

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: jimW ()
Date: February 16, 2009 07:25PM

raw footage:
http://www.wjla.com/mediaplayer.swf?file=http://www.acc-tv.com/sites/wjla/news/stories/0209/video/centrevillefatalfire0216.flv&autostart=true

news clip (wjla7):
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0209/595445_video.html?ref=newsstory

i haven't seen alot of houses well off like that, but that house is gone!
seems suspicious. poor guy was probably just enjoying a day off.

bummer.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: HIJACKER ()
Date: February 16, 2009 08:14PM

I saw the smoke this afternoon, grabbed my camera equipment and jumped in the SUV. I didn't get very close, but I snapped a few photos on the driveby. I'll post them up shortly.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: February 16, 2009 08:18PM

Im posting mine first. Hah!

Note the local news has taken over 7-11

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: HIJACKER ()
Date: February 16, 2009 09:08PM

Damn you! Anyhow, here's the best shot I could grab on the fly.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2009 09:10PM by HIJACKER.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: February 17, 2009 01:44PM

did you take that last one out of your mirror? Its all backwards

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: February 17, 2009 02:20PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> did you take that last one out of your mirror? Its
> all backwards

Here, fixed version.
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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Date: February 17, 2009 02:28PM

jimW Wrote:
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> i haven't seen alot of houses well off like that,
> but that house is gone!
> seems suspicious.


Jewish lightning.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Client 9 from Outerspace ()
Date: February 17, 2009 04:50PM

I always wanted to know who in the hell would live in those homes? The location sucks!

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: February 17, 2009 05:07PM

Client 9 from Outerspace Wrote:
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> I always wanted to know who in the hell would live
> in those homes? The location sucks!


I drove by it on the way home to confirm the batch of houses I thought it was in, and the answer is "people with a lot of fucking money."

Those houses aren't the crammed in pieces of crap, those are big friggin houses. The kind of property you drive by and ask yourself who has the money to live there.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Client 9 from Outerspace ()
Date: February 17, 2009 06:04PM

pgens Wrote:
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> Client 9 from Outerspace Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I always wanted to know who in the hell would
> live
> > in those homes? The location sucks!
>
>
> I drove by it on the way home to confirm the batch
> of houses I thought it was in, and the answer is
> "people with a lot of fucking money."
>
> Those houses aren't the crammed in pieces of crap,
> those are big friggin houses. The kind of
> property you drive by and ask yourself who has the
> money to live there.


If I had the means to buy a large home, I'd never buy on Lee Highway. Who says they have money? They're probably some of the clowns that overextended themselves and the rest of us are now bailing them out.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: HIJACKER ()
Date: February 17, 2009 09:18PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> did you take that last one out of your mirror? Its
> all backwards

Ya, it was out of the driverside mirror. I had just turned off Stringfellow on 29S from the detour and was shooting shots in the mirror. Sorry, I should've flipped the image.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Cary ()
Date: February 17, 2009 09:41PM

This image was uploaded anonymously using the anonymous image upload tool at:
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/media/uploadfile.html

- Cary (the Admin)

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Thumbnail. Click for huge (3.2MB) original.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: slinkeyts ()
Date: February 17, 2009 10:07PM

god those pictures are crazy



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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: MrDibbles ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:02PM

Really, an electric blanket couldn't start a fire if it was dipped in gas then plugged in and turned on. This is a poor conclusion and instead of saying we're not sure they pass on a completely absurd lie.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: jimW ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:34PM

Client 9 from Outerspace Wrote:
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> Client 9 from Outerspace Wrote:

> If I had the means to buy a large home, I'd never
> buy on Lee Highway. Who says they have money?
> They're probably some of the clowns that
> overextended themselves and the rest of us are now
> bailing them out.

Vietnamese. the old gentleman lived with his daughter and son-in-law. they were out of town for the weekend.

i think 90% of Fairfax County over-extended themselves.

anyone who bought a house worth more than 3x their annual income did...

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: February 18, 2009 04:50PM

Did the old guy die of smoke inhalation or was he char-broiled?

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: February 18, 2009 07:18PM

I don't understand the "Jewish lightning" bit when a homeowner is overextended....burning the place down does nothing for a borrower.

The lender is going to be the loss payee, not the buyer! The house will be rebuilt and if the owner was in default...the lender will foreclose, just like they would have if the place hadn't burned.

Jewish lightning is when you OWN the property outright and torch it for the insurance payoff because it may be more than you could sell the place for.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Buckleys Reserve ()
Date: February 19, 2009 02:19PM

That fire was something

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: February 20, 2009 05:50PM

Fire Victim Identified
Nhien Duc Tran, 76, 13213 Lee Highway, has been identified as the victim of the house fire, Monday, February 16, 2009. According to the medical examiner, the cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

According to fire investigators, the cause of the fire was a heating appliance too close to combustibles. An electric heater and an electric blanket were both near the point of fire origin.

This is the second fire fatality for 2009.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: February 21, 2009 05:32PM

if people would stop being cheap asses and use the central heating system, instead of space heaters, then their houses woudlnt burn down.

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Re: fire at Clifton Rd and 29
Posted by: The Cleaner ()
Date: February 21, 2009 05:45PM

Note to self. Place space heater next to murder scene before starting fire.

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