Centreville Townhouse Burns After Child Plays With Matches

2-alarm fire

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    Fairfax Fire

    Saturday was a busy day for Fairfax County firefighters.

    In addition to the 2-alarm blaze that displaced 30 in Springfield, another fire went to 2 alarms in Centreville.

    The incident occurred in a 3-story townhouse on Red River Drive.

    Four people were inside the home when the fire started, an adult woman, and infant, and two other children.

    A smoke detector alerted them to the fire, which started in the house's lower level.  All four were able to evacuate safely.  The fire is estimated to have caused $400,000 in damage.

    Fairfax Fire and Rescue says one of the children, a 7-year-old, had been playing with matches, which sparked the fire.