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Outdoor Fire Spreads to Four Backyards in 22307

Flames were more than 10 feet in height and had engulfed three storage sheds, trees, and bushes.

The fire was located in the vicinity of Mary Baldwin Drive and Kenyon Drive.
The fire was located in the vicinity of Mary Baldwin Drive and Kenyon Drive.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue units responded to an outside fire Monday at approximately 5:30 p.m., in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The fire was located in the vicinity of Mary Baldwin Drive and Kenyon Drive.

Firefighters encountered a brush fire spreading to several backyard storage sheds upon arrival. Flames were more than 10 feet in height and had engulfed three storage sheds, trees, and bushes. 

Despite the strong winds, firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack and quickly brought the fire under control. The fire had spread to four backyards before it was extinguished. No one was displaced. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $75,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Jennifer April 18, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Please update us when they determine the cause. Thanks.
Mary Ann Barton April 18, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Hi Jennifer, I just sent an email to Fire and Rescue folks to see if they have new information; will post it here and/or update the story if I find out.

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