Updated 2/11/2020 — City of Falls Church Fire Official Henry Lane determined the house fire was accidental and caused roughly $150,000 in damages, according to a press release from the city.
Earlier: A house fire that broke out earlier today in the City of Falls Church near the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is under investigation.
Firefighters from Arlington County responded to the fire in a single-family house in the 400 block of S. Oak Street shortly before noon today.
One person in the house self-evacuated and was taken to a local hospital, according to a press release from the city. “Their condition is not known at this time,” the cit said.
Parents are asked to use the rear entrance of the school until further notice, according to the city, which noted that the fire did not threaten the school building.
Lane closures around S. Oak Street near West Broad Street and Seaton Avenue were resolved shortly after 2 p.m.
The Arlington County Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire, according to a tweet.
— City of Falls Church (@FallsChurchGov) February 10, 2020
Images via City of Falls Church
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