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Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: El Mono Rojo ()
Date: January 03, 2007 08:51PM

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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2014 04:04PM by El Mono Rojo.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: John Doe ()
Date: January 03, 2007 09:03PM

Yep you got it pretty decent fire. They just sent units from Loudoun out there to fill some stations.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: El Mono Rojo ()
Date: January 03, 2007 09:04PM

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2014 04:04PM by El Mono Rojo.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: cville ()
Date: January 03, 2007 09:51PM

There was a huge townhouse fire in my 'hood off of Green Trails. There were at least 6 trucks that I could see as well as other vehicles & the whole area was blocked off. An interior TH unit is destroyed & the two units next to it are damaged as well. Pretty horrible fire. I have pics I can try & post.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: cville ()
Date: January 03, 2007 10:19PM

Here is a pic
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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Lurker ()
Date: January 04, 2007 12:44AM

Nice PIC! Get the marshmallows!

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Date: January 04, 2007 09:30AM

I live in the neighborhood and heard the sirens and wondered what was going on. When I looked out the front door I saw the flames towering above the row of townhouses across the street from me. It was the row behind them that was on fire. I drove by the house this morning on my way to work. There's not a whole lot left.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 04, 2007 09:36AM

oh no! my crib and my wip!    xD


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: 495 ()
Date: January 04, 2007 10:47AM

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don't need no water let the mutha fucker burn. Burn mutha fucker, burn

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 04, 2007 03:45PM

It was a pretty big fire. I think it was the police heli that was up. I kept hearing sirens and I wondered what it was. I heard that it was due to a dry christmas tree. Anyone have the address?

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: cville ()
Date: January 04, 2007 04:11PM

01/04/07

Two-Alarm Centreville Townhouse Fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a townhouse fire at approximately 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2007, in the Centreville area of Fairfax County. The three story townhouse is located at 14248 Autumn Circle.

First arriving firefighters reported heavy fire from the rear of the structure. An additional alarm was requested, bringing over 60 emergency personnel to the scene. Firefighters conducted an aggressive attack and brought the fire under control in approximately 50 minutes. Additionally, the fire caused damage to 14246 and 14250 Autumn Circle. Six people have been displaced. Red Cross assistance was not needed. One adult female resident was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. An unattended candle in the living room caused the fire.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: January 04, 2007 04:46PM

I'm not sure I can consider that area FFX county. It's more like low rent Manassas.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 04, 2007 05:02PM

cville, whered you get that report?

heres some pics of the damage:



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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 04, 2007 05:06PM

Jester Wrote:
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> I'm not sure I can consider that area FFX county.
> It's more like low rent Manassas.

6 people being displaced, I would agree.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Date: January 04, 2007 05:25PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> Jester Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > I'm not sure I can consider that area FFX
> county.
> > It's more like low rent Manassas.
>
> 6 people being displaced, I would agree.

Don't forget, they had to keep the people in the neighboring houses from returning. So 6 people being displaced from 3 townhouses is considered as a lot now? Basically we know one of the TH's had one person living in it. So the other two had 5 people split between them. Now maybe if all 6 were living in one TH I would agree with you.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 04, 2007 05:46PM

One thing I'll say is the firewalling must be pretty good. The houses on either side probably have some smoke damage but if it that thing burned for 50 minutes after they got there then those neighboring houses don't look so bad. Then again we can only see the outsides.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: January 04, 2007 06:02PM

I'm surprised six people can fit in three of those "townhouses." Look at those places. The builder could barely fit the windows on them. Gerbils have more room than that.
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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: cville ()
Date: January 04, 2007 06:36PM

I got that info from the Fairfax County website under the press release info for the fire dept.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: duh ()
Date: January 04, 2007 07:52PM

pgens Wrote:
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> One thing I'll say is the firewalling must be
> pretty good. The houses on either side probably
> have some smoke damage but if it that thing burned
> for 50 minutes after they got there then those
> neighboring houses don't look so bad. Then again
> we can only see the outsides.


I was thinking the same thing. I think townhouses once had to have a masonry wall between them....but, new ones I've seen being built don't. They just nail up 4X8 sheets of, I'm sure, very special (and cheap) "fire resistant" stuff.

I wonder how many junkets the developers sent the County Board on to get them to approve that shit!

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: January 04, 2007 08:16PM

According to the insurance companies you cannot insure your house without fire paneling between townhouses or adjoined residences. It may not be a law in the state of VA but it sure as hell is law as far as insurance companies go.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: 495 ()
Date: January 05, 2007 12:11PM

All of C-ville should be burnt to the ground. What a dump.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 05, 2007 04:20PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> According to the insurance companies you cannot
> insure your house without fire paneling between
> townhouses or adjoined residences. It may not be a
> law in the state of VA but it sure as hell is law
> as far as insurance companies go.


Agreed. The only other thing I don't get is why there are no holes in the roof. It is my understanding that firefightes usually cut holes in the roof to vent it and prevent explosion. Maybe there is a firefighter on the board who can answer this.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Fire Marshall Bill ()
Date: January 05, 2007 05:10PM

Aw shucks.....let me tell you something!!!

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 07, 2007 03:08PM

Yes, please tell me.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: hollerback. ()
Date: January 10, 2007 09:42AM

Well cutting holes in the roof (called venting) is typically reserved for interior firefighting (when you go inside and put the fire out). You do this basically to protect the firefighters inside and to allow toxic gases to escape. I'm guessing that when the FFs arrived they were told that nobody was inside. And, looking at the pictures, this looked like a pretty nasty fire, therefore there is no reason to risk FF safety by sending them inside, so exterior operations were probably used (water on it until its out). Additionally there looks like heavy fire damage on the 2nd floor and roof itself - the blue tarps are covering holes, either from the fire coming through or vent holes.. obviously you dont vent the roof if fire is coming through it. I didnt respond to this incident and every fire is different... but that would be my guess as to why the roof doesnt appear vented.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 11, 2007 10:25PM


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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: ... ()
Date: January 12, 2007 10:07AM

duh Wrote:

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> I was thinking the same thing. I think townhouses
> once had to have a masonry wall between
> them....but, new ones I've seen being built don't.
> They just nail up 4X8 sheets of, I'm sure, very
> special (and cheap) "fire resistant" stuff.

> I wonder how many junkets the developers sent the
> County Board on to get them to approve that shit!

None. It's a double-layer of 1" thick fire resistant drywall mounted in metal tracks. This provides at least a 2-hour fire rating. This is the same stuff used to line stairwells and elevator shafts in office buildings.

In addition, the framing of the house is attached to the firewall with metal brackets that will melt in the event of a fire. The firewall is otherwise completely independent of the framing. This prevents a collapsing house from pulling down the firewall.

See http://www.nationalgypsum.com/literature/gypsumconstructionguide/H_StudArea.pdf for more than you ever wanted to know about this type of construction.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: ... ()
Date: January 12, 2007 10:09AM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> Jester Wrote:
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> > I'm not sure I can consider that area FFX
> county.
> > It's more like low rent Manassas.
>
> 6 people being displaced, I would agree.


Manassas actually deals with overcrowding complaints.

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Re: Fire in Centreville?
Posted by: Enough already ()
Date: August 27, 2020 09:53AM

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