Investigators from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) have concluded their investigation into the cause of a house fire on Paramount Place in Chantilly on Monday, May 2, 2022. The cause has been attributed to an electrical anomaly in the homes electrical wiring. The fire which caused $1.67 million dollars in damage has been ruled accidental. There were no reported injuries to civilians or first responders.
May is National Electrical Safety Month. National Electrical Safety Month works to raises awareness around potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical fire safety. Here are some important electrical safety tips to help protect you and your family:
LCFR would like to remind everyone that fire moves fast. You may only have three minutes or less to escape once a fire starts in your home. A few simple acts can save your life in the event of a home fire:
If your smoke alarms are not working, are over ten years old or if you have questions about your smoke alarms, LCFR can help! The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Smoke Alarm Program offers home safety inspections and smoke alarms to Loudoun County residents at no charge. Visit www.loudoun.gov/smokealarms or call 703-737-8600 for more information.