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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sutton Ridge Condos Fire Leaves 18 Homeless, Causes $1 Million in Damage

An early morning fire at Sutton Ridge Condos caused $1 million in damage and has displaced 18 people. According to the ActionMcNews video above, an air conditioning unit may have been the culprit -- but that's not been confirmed.
A fire in Reston brought in over 100 firefighters to the emergency, where several condominiums were on fire.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to the three-alarm structure fire at 1:20 in the morning on Tuesday. The structure is made up of 18 separate condominiums and is located at 11404 Gate Hill Place.

It took firefighters 90 minutes to get the fire under control and nine of the 18 condominiums were affected by the fire. Five units suffered major fire, smoke, and water damage, and four other units received light to moderate damage. The other nine units were able to get back to their homes after electricity was restored.

The effort was assisted by Trey Brown, 17, and his two friends, who were out skateboarding in their neighborhood when they saw flames. Fire officials credit them with helping banging on doors and helping getting residents out. Trey called 911.
More video from our BFFs at Patch, if you're into such things:

Update on the cleanup ater the fire.

Another ActionMcNews report is calling Brown and his friends heroes.

Good on them.


  1. Gaaah... embedded, below the fold autoplay fire horn!

  2. You, too, can own a fabulously safe Sutton Ridge Condo...featuring state of the art firewalls built between each unit that have been manufactured and installed by same prestigious Iranian firewall protection company in charge of protecting Iran's nuclear program from the Stuxnet virus.

  3. Yeah, what about those firewalls? One more reason never to live in an apartment building/condominium. Same with most townhomes in NoVa and Reston areas.

  4. On the bright side, Marshmallow futures went through the roof the next day.


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