Firefighters say improperly discarded smoking materials led to a house fire in the Wolf Trap area last Friday (May 17).
There were no injuries, but the fire in the Chase Hill neighborhood is estimated to have caused $5,200 in damages.
UPDATE: House fire 9900 block Chase Hill Ct, Wolf Trap 5/17/19. Occupant awoke to see fire on exterior home. Smoke alarms alerted after fire discovered. 7 occupants displaced. Cause: IMPROPER DISPOSAL of SMOKING MATERIALS. Damages: $5,200. No injuries. Sink It or Soak It! #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/eKIgliSN6L
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) May 21, 2019
The fire is the latest in what the fire department says has been a trend, with several house fires throughout Fairfax being caused by improper disposal of smoking materials like cigarettes.
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