Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire, Thursday, April 26, 2012, at approximately 6:10 p.m., in the Dranesville area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located at 809 Dranesville Road.
Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from a bedroom window on the second floor of the two-story home upon arrival. Firefighters entered the front of the home attacking the fire on the second floor while other crews simultaneously searched for occupants. Firefighting crews quickly brought the fire under control, keeping the fire confined to the second floor and from spreading to the attic and roof. There was no fire damage to the first floor; however, there was significant residual water and smoke damage throughout the home. All of the occupants escaped unharmed. Two adults and three children have been displaced. Red Cross support was not necessary.
Damage is estimated at $300,000.
According to fire investigators, the fire was accidental. A child playing with a candle in an upstairs bedroom caused the fire.
An Oak Hill home was burglarized last Saturday on Fort Lee Street.
BURGLARY, 2900 block of Fort Lee Street, 4/21/12, 9:25 p.m. The victim returned home from walking the dog when he found three juveniles in the garage. They ran off with bottles of beer and wine. One juvenile, 16-year-old boy from Fairfax was later identified.
ASSAULT, 1600 block of Washington Plaza, 4/24/12, 8:30 p.m. Officers were called for fight. The 22-year-old victim was reportedly assaulted by another man. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. The suspect was described as black, 30-35 years old,approxim ately 5 feet 11 inches tall and 190 pounds.
BURGLARY, 12000 block of Heather Down Drive, 4/20/12, 7 a.m. The homeowner reported someone entered and stole a safe. The safe contained several documents and cash. Forced entry was apparently made through a rear window.
Where? Frying Pan Park, of course, starting at 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, May 12th. Might want to mark your calendar.
Saturday May 12, 10am – 3pm, $5/person
Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games, puppet shows, and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals. Walk-ins welcome. $6 at the door.
This is truly sad and pointless. It’s hard to understand why anyone would want to wound innocent horses.
From Reston Police:
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for wounding three horses. The incident occurred on a property in the 2600 block of Centreville Road, adjacent to Frying Pan Farm Park, sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. All three horses were cut and required medical attention. The wounds appear to be non life-threatening.
A man was seen by park employees stumbling around Frying Pan Park around 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. He was described as white, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. It is unknown if he was involved with the incident.
Anyone who may have been in the area of the park during that time frame and recalls seeing anything or anyone suspicious is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Update: the horses were used for special needs children. See the report on WUSA-TV.
The Emerald Chase Homeowners Association is planning a yard sale from 8AM to Noon on Saturday, April 26th. There are close to 200 houses in the association, so the pickings should be good! Enter via Emerald Chase Drive, just off West Ox Road near the Fairfax County Parkway. Emerald Chase Drive is between the parkway and McLearen Road.
We have scheduled a community-wide yard sale for Bradley Farm on Saturday, 5 May from 8 am to noon. Join us in getting rid of the winter’s backlog of clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes, gadgets, and other great stuff, and make a little money too. Clean out that garage and put stuff on the market!
Our neighbors in Monterey Estates will be having a yard sale at the same time to attract more buyers.
Part of Bradley Farms is accessible via Emerald Chase Drive, part is accessible via New Parkland Drive, just to the west of West Ox Road and the Fairfax County Parkways. Monterey Estates is next door, accessible via Monterey Estates Drive. This yard sale is from 8 AM to 1 PM.