On Saturday, October 13th, at 6:35 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to fire alarm activation at Carlyle Station Apartments located in the 10400 block of Butterfield Street in Manassas.
First-arriving units discovered a fire on the third floor balcony with partial extension into a utility closet. A single sprinkler head located in the utility closet activated which helped control the fire.
No injuries were reported.
According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damage estimate is $8,000.00.
Fire investigators determined the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue would like to remind residents to properly extinguish and discard smoking materials into approved containers.