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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Cause Identified in Lucketts Fire

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For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
[email protected] or 571-233-1649

Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
[email protected] or 703-777-0625

July 28, 2017

For Immediate Release:
Cause Identified in Lucketts Fire


Investigators from the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office have determined the cause of Tuesday’s fire located in the 14000 block of Steed Hill Lane to be incendiary. The fire is believed to have been started utilizing ignitable liquids on the second floor.
The home is considered a total loss with damages to the structure and contents estimated at $425,000.  
The investigation continues by both the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

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Previously released on July 26th:
 
Loudoun County, VA - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office are conducting an investigation after authorities located a body inside a home after last night’s house fire in Lucketts.
Shortly after 5:00pm, Tuesday July 25th, Engine 610 from Lucketts was dispatched for an investigation in the area of Bald Hill Road and Steed Hill Lane after a passerby reported seeing smoke in the area. Upon further investigation, Engine 610 found a two story, single family home with fire on the first and second floors. The assignment was upgraded to a structure fire which brought units from Lovettsville, Hamilton, Leesburg, Purcellville, Frederick Co. MD, along with Fire and Rescue command staff and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office.
  Due to the amount of fire involvement of the structure, units initiated an exterior attack on the fire to safely extinguish the fire. Crews were presented with water supply and access challenges as the home is in a rural part of the county with no fire hydrants and very narrow driveway and access roads. Fire operations continued throughout the night to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. 
Early this morning, officials were able to access and search through what remained of the home. At approximately 1:00pm, authorities discovered a body in the residence. The Fatal Fire Task Force, with members of the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, remain on-site conducting their investigation. 
At this time, there are no further details about the cause of death, the cause of the fire, or the victim's identity. More details will be released as they become available.        

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