Nine Displaced in Two Monday Fires
Just after 3 p.m. on Monday, February 21st, mutual aid units with Quantico Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched for a smoke alarm in the 00 block of Brentsmill Drive just off of Telegraph Road. While en route, callers reported the house was on fire and additional units began to respond. SCFR units were first on scene approximately five minutes after dispatched and reported smoke from the rear of a two-story, single-family home. Crews found fire at the rear of the home that had made its way into the attic space. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes.
None of the five occupants were home at the time of the fire, they declined the assistance of the American Red Cross. There were no reported injuries. Smoke alarms were present and working at the time of the fire.
A few hours later, just before 6 p.m., SCFR units were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the 00 block of Dorothy Lane in the Garrisonville area of the county. First arriving units arrived on scene less than five minutes later and found heavy fire coming from the roof and attached garage of a two-story, single-family residence. Crews found fire throughout the garage and attic areas of the home. The fire was brought under control in less than 30 minutes.
None of the four occupants reported injuries, and they declined the assistance of the American Red Cross. Smoke alarms were present and working at the time of the fire.
Both fires are under investigation by the Stafford County Fire Marshal's Office. Quantico Fire and Emergency Services assisted at the scene of both incidents.