For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
November 7, 2018
For Immediate Release:
Fire Causes $30K in Damages to Sterling McDonalds
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s investigation into Sunday night’s fire at a Sterling McDonalds determined that the fire was accidental and resulted in approximately $30,000 in damages.
At approximately 6:30 pm, Sunday, November 4th, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from the McDonalds located at 21730 Towncenter Plaza in Sterling. The caller advised there was smoke in the restaurant and that all occupants had safely evacuated. Fire and rescue units from Cascades, Sterling Park, Kincora, and Fairfax County, along with command and support units, were dispatched to the scene.
Firefighters arrived on scene and reported smoke coming from the roof of the two story restaurant and a light haze inside the structure. Upon entering the structure, fire crews found active fire in the kitchen area with moderate smoke on the second floor. Once it was confirmed they had a working fire, additional resources from Cascades, Ashburn and Fairfax County were requested to the scene.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the kitchen area and upon further investigation, discovered that fire had extended into hidden void spaces within the walls. Personnel worked quickly to locate and extinguish the remaining fire and ventilate the structure.
The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the fire to be accidental, resulting from an electrical malfunction in a fryer. There were no reported civilian or first responder injuries.