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Firefighters originally sent to wrong address for early morning fire June 7 in Lake Ridge

Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire in the Lake Ridge area of Woodbridge, according to a 1:12 a.m. news release on June 7 from Rebecca Barnes, OWL public information officer.

Barnes said Fire and Rescue units were initially sent to the wrong address in another neighborhood. However,  a second caller was able to direct crews to the correct address of 3534 Soffitt Place. Units arrived within minutes to find fire on the side of the house and through the roof, she added.

Fire and Rescue units from OWL VFD, Dale City VFD, and PWCDF&R responded to the incident, according to Barnes. Arriving almost simultaneously, crews were able to extinguish the exterior fire on the house, shed and car while additional crews made entry to fight the interior house fire, she said. The fire was under control in 25 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several hours.  The blaze is under investigation by the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office, she added. 

American Red Cross was called and assisted the occupants with temporary housing.

OWL VFD is one of the largest and busiest volunteer fire departments in the United States with almost 300 members and provides fire suppression, EMS care, and rescue services to 80,000 residents in its 27 square mile area through the operation of three fire stations. OWL volunteer Firefighters and EMTs work the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift, five days a week, plus 24/7 holidays and weekends.

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