On Wednesday, October 24th at approximately 5:00 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single-family home located in the 10100 block of Moore Drive in Manassas.
Upon arrival on the scene, firefighters were notified that all occupants were safely out of the home and the fire which began on the second floor had extended onto the first floor. Firefighters proceeded to attack and suppress the fire with no further extension to the remaining home.
Residents became aware of the fire when a family member smelled smoke; investigated further and discovered the fire. The remaining family members were alerted and quickly evacuated the home. Six adults and one child were displaced. Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family.
No injuries were reported.
According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, property damage is estimated at $100,000. Further investigation is being conducted as to the origin and cause of the fire.
Building Officials have posted a sign declaring the residence unsafe for occupancy.
Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (www.pwcgov.org/fire) would like to remind residents that smoke alarms, when properly installed and maintained, save lives and protect against injury and loss due to fire. You double your chances of surviving a home fire with working smoke alarms compared to homes without working smoke alarms.